It certainly has been a mixed start through January and now halfway through February it shows no chance of changing. After a day or two of blue skies and sunshine, wet and wintry weather is expected to sweep across the country on Wednesday and into Thursday, with warnings of heavy rain and snow for many parts.

Commuters in parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been warned that the evening rush hour on Wednesday could be disrupted by heavy rain, sleet and snow.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain until late Thursday, covering south-east Scotland and Cumbria, and a yellow warning of snow for Northern Ireland and Cumbria. Mark Wilson, a Met Office forecaster, said: “Motorists really need to be aware of the weather conditions as there is heavy rain and snow in places so give extra time and stay up to date with the forecast and warnings.”

A slow-moving band of wet weather that could turn into snow, potentially at lower levels, is expected to head towards the south-east through Wednesday. A yellow warning of snow will be in place in the Midlands, central England and across to just north of London from 8pm on Wednesday to 10am on Thursday.

Conditions are expected to improve throughout Thursday with milder but potentially unsettled weather for most. With this unpredictable weather, head over to Jolly Brolly and shop online our wide selection of golf umbrellas, perfect to shelter from surprise downpours!

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