Weather UK forecast – Britain to enjoy sunny break with 17C temperatures after wet weekend

Weather UK forecast – Britain to enjoy sunny break with 17C temperatures after wet weekend

BRITAIN has been hit by heavy downpours and gusts this weekend ahead of a sunny interlude, according to the Met Office.

Winds of up to 70mph are whipping their way to British shores and are expected to hit Ireland on Wednesday morning.

The winds are the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon, which is marked as a Category 3 Hurricane and the second major hurricane to form in the Atlantic this month.

The news comes as the Met Office launched a new tool to help planners prepare for further extremes of rainfall and high temperatures.

It warns that wild weather will become the "new normal" in the future and will place increasing challenges on health, infrastructure and services.

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  • Emily Prescott

    GALE-FORCE WINDS

    Britain is set to be thrashed by storms and showery weather this weekend.

    Heavy rain, thunder hail and some gale-force winds are set to hit as more areas go under stricter coronavirus lockdowns.

    Those in South Yorkshire, Coventry, Slough and Stoke-on-Trent will be especially put out by the inclement weather, as they face new measures including bans on indoor socialising.

  • Emily Prescott

    DEEP ATLANTIC WINDS TO HIT

    A large and deep Atlantic depression is dominating the weather this weekend, bringing torrential rain and 60mph winds to much of Britain.

    Netweather’s forecast reads: “A large and deep Atlantic depression will dominate the weather this weekend, making its way slowly eastward to be over Scotland by Monday.”

    The forecasters say this will “bring a band of rain followed by blustery, even squally showers in strong winds”.

  • Emily Prescott

    SCIENTISTS BUILD COMPUTER MODEL TO PREDICT WHEN TORNADOES WILL HIT UK

    Forecasters can predict when a tornado is likely to hit in the UK with more accuracy thanks to a new computer model.

    Around 30 tornadoes occur in the UK each year, 40% of which develop on cold fronts.

    A lack of forecasting methods for these conditions means these tornadoes often strike without warning .

    But now researchers at the University of Leeds and the Met Office have for the first time created a prediction for how likely tornadoes are to occur.

  • Emily Prescott

    RESIDENTS TOLD TO EVACUATE HOMES IN COLORADO

    Residents in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, were told to evacuate their homes on Saturday as wind gusts fanned the second largest wildfire in state history and the blaze claimed the lives of an elderly couple.

    Officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for eastern Estes Park as wind gusts pushed the 188,300-acre fire east.

    Office spokesman David Moore said: “We tried to get ahead of it to get everyone safely out in an orderly fashion. We are expecting a very long day. Fingers crossed and prayers.”

  • Emily Prescott

    A MILD NIGHT FOR OCTOBER

  • Emily Prescott

    STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING

  • Dan Keane

    TEMPERATURES TO PLUNGE TOMORROW

    Temperatures will plunge to lows of 3 degrees tomorrow in parts of Scotland and northern England tomorrow.

    The Met Office said Brits should expect similar blustery conditions through the rest of the week and warned parts of the UK could continue to be battered by heavy showers.

    Tomorrow there will be some sunny moments in Scotland, the east of England and the midlands, but from midday onwards almost everywhere will be hit with rain.



  • Dan Keane

    FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR OUTSIDE OXFORD

    Torrential rain in the south of England today sparked a flood warning on the Thames and Chalgrove Brook, just outside of Oxford.

    The Environmental Agency cautioned Brits to be wary of water washing away low lying roads and farmland, but said there was not a risk to people's homes.

    It said: “We expect river levels to continue rising during the day.” We are closely monitoring the situation.”

  • Dan Keane

    EVENS FOR SNOW TO FALL BEFORE OCTOBER ENDS

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it evens for snow to fall in any major city in the UK before October ends.

    The firm is 5-4 that this month is the coldest October ever recorded, while it is now 1-2 for there to be a White Christmas this year.

    “Temperatures are falling fast at the moment and as a result we have slashed the odds on snow coming down before the end of this month,” said Coral's John Hill.

    “Looking further ahead, it is looking increasingly likely that we could have a White Christmas this year,” he added.

  • Dan Keane

    IN PICTURES: A WET DAY ACROSS THE UK

    Visitors risk a soaking by walking beneath the Cobb Harbour wall in Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Big waves crash into the seafront at Dawlish in Devon

    Blackpool is hit by heavy rain this morning

  • Dan Keane

    SUNDAY TO BE 'BRIGHT WITH HEAVY SHOWERS'

    Tomorrow will be bright with scattered heavy showers, most of which will affect western areas, according to forecaster Meteogroup.

    Sunny spells and showers will continue on Monday, but will become increasingly light and patchy as the day progresses.

  • Dan Keane

    HEAVY RAIN THIS AFTERNOON

    Met Office maps show heavy rain sweeping over much of the country this afternoon.

    The North West and West Midlands are set to be hard hit, while temperatures will hover around the mid-teens for much of the nation while London and the South East will see highs of 17C.



  • Dan Keane

    FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED IN SCOTLAND

    Trains have been axed and ferries are cancelled after seven flood warnings were issued across Scotland.

    SEPA have put in place a number of flood alerts across the country, with parts of Tayside and Angus expected to be hit with the worst of the grim weather.

    A Met Office map shows most of Scotland being battered by rain, with only small pockets of the country escaping the barrages.

    In a warning for Tayside, SEPA said: “Heavy rain throughout the early morning may lead to a risk of flooding later in the morning with the River Earn particularly affected.”

  • Dan Keane

    WINDY DAY

    The Met Office has warned of heavy gusts later today, which could reach 40mph in parts of the country, with the south coast set to be badly hit.

    In a tweet, the forecaster wrote: “Wind gusts could be higher around coasts, over the hills and during and spells of very heavy rain.”

  • Dan Keane

    RAIN TO HIT MOST OF ENGLAND THIS EVENING

    Rain will affect central, southern and eastern England this evening and will slowly clear south-eastwards through the night, according to forecaster Meteogroup.

    Elsewhere, there will be clear spells and showers, which will be heaviest and most frequent along western and southern coasts.

    There will also be a brisk south-westerly breeze, the forecaster added.

  • Dan Keane

    'WET AND WINDY'

    According to the BBC's long range weather prediction, Brits are set for a “wet and windy” November.

    The predictions say: “Wet and windy for a while longer. Drier mid-month.

    “The weather is looking unsettled into early November, particularly across the northern half of the UK.

    “Low pressure areas will be driven eastwards over the north Atlantic and into the UK, depositing rainfall and ushering in blustery winds once again.”

    November will be freezing as winter ramps up

  • Dan Keane

    'TALE OF TWO HALVES' FOR NOVEMBER

    The Met Office's long-range forecast for November says the month is likely to be a “tale of two halves”.

    The forecaster says: “For the remainder of November, it is likely to be a tale of [two] halves.

    “The start of this period looks set to see high pressure dominate, bringing more settled than seen in recent times, particularly for the south with any wet and windy weather most likely to affect the north-west.

    “Although confidence lowers toward the end of November, a return to unsettled autumnal weather is most likely, with showers or longer spells of rain and strong winds, interspersed with drier intervals.”

  • Ben Hill

    GALES AND RAIN

    The clocks go back tonight – but many parts of Britain already felt like they've been plunged into winter this morning as gales and rain kept millions cooped up indoors.

    Police warned drivers to beware as the ferocious winds could bring down trees which are still top-heavy with leaves that haven't yet fallen.

    More than 660 homes in Ross-on-Wye on the England-Wales border were without electricity after a power cut hit the area this morning.

    The Met Office warned of hail, thunder, heavy rain and cold winds that will reach gale force this weekend.

    Sunday will feel much colder – and the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon could be hitting the UK at the start of next week.

  • Hana Carter

    WORST OF THE WEATHER IN THE WEST AND NORTH WEST

    The Met Office has warned of wet and windy weather for the next few weeks.

    The report reads: “It will often be windy, with a risk of gales or even severe gales, especially in coastal areas.

    “The wettest and windiest weather is likely to be found in the west and north-west of the country.

    “However, some brief bright and dry spells are still likely at times in all parts of the UK, with the most settled conditions probably found across eastern and south-eastern areas.

    “Overall, temperatures are generally looking to be close to normal for the time of year.

  • Hana Carter

    PICTURED: STORM BARBARA IN BLACKPOOL EARLIER TODAY

  • Hana Carter

  • Hana Carter

    WINDS FROM THE ATLANTIC

    Winds of up to 60mph as a weather system comes through from the Atlantic.

    It is likely that the stormy conditions will hit Ireland on Wednesday morning and will cross over much of the UK.

    The Met Office said the “Unsettled conditions are expected to dominate during the period, with most parts of the UK seeing plenty of cloud and outbreaks of rain and showers.

    “It will often be windy, with a risk of gales or even severe gales, especially in coastal areas.

  • Hana Carter

    STORM CLOUDS ABOVE THE SHARD, LONDON

  • Hana Carter

    REMNANTS OF HURRICANE EPSILON TO HIT UK

    The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon could be hitting the UK and the rest of Europe at the start of next week.

    The storm narrowly missed Bermuda late Thursday night after what the National Hurricane Centre described as a “wobbly” turn toward the northwest.

    The sudden change in the storm's intensity so late in the season baffled meteorologists.

  • Hana Carter

    SCOTLAND TO BE BATTERED BY WIND AND RAIN AS BRITISH SUMMER TIME ENDS

    The north west of Scotland will bear the brunt of the turbulent conditions, expected to blow in at 50mph and drop as much as 50mm (two inches) of rain on already sodden ground.

    But the central belt should also prepare for a miserable weekend, made darker as the clocks go back an hour in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Ferry operator Cal Mac began cancelling west coast sailings last night, due to the forecast of “severe” conditions on the water on Saturday.

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