Met Office issues yellow warnings as UK braced for 75mph winds to strike


Britain is braced for another wet day on Sunday as 75mph winds hit the country following an unsettled end to October.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings, one for rain – covering most of Wales and north-west England – and the other for wind, covering north-east Scotland.

In England, there are total of 18 flood alerts in place at the moment due to heavy downpours.

On Sunday morning, the sky will be clear after early rain clears, the Met Office said.

But later scattered showers are expected across the country, some of which will turn heavy in parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

Southern parts of the UK will experience mild temperatures and a smaller amount of rain.

Much of Scotland will be brighter with showers that will turn heavy during the day, forecasters said.

Strong winds and gales will hit the North West later in the day, according to the Met Office.

A Met Office forecaster said: “Storm Aiden will have cleared away, but we will see another area of low pressure bringing further wet and windy weather.

“The wind will be particularly strong in the North West, especially for western Scotland, where we can see gusts of 70mph to 75mph.

“The rain will spread in later in the afternoon again to western areas and it can be heavy and persistent.”

On Sunday night, heavy rain and gales are expected to continue for many southern and central areas, the Met Office said.

The downpours will also pose a risk of flooding around western hills.

The Met Office has said “fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life” for areas affected by the yellow rain warning.

It also warned: “Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads.”

Next week is expected to be a bit drier and colder, a Met Office forecaster said.

The meteorologist said: “There’s still some more wet and windy weather to come this weekend but looking ahead to next week it could be a bit drier and a bit colder too.

“Looking ahead to the end of the week and into the start of next week, rain will clear away on Monday.

“We’re left with breezy conditions and scattered blustery showers Monday and Tuesday before Wednesday high pressure starts to building and that could mean a spell of drier and colder weather with more widespread frosts.”

UK 5 day weather forecast

Early rain clears, leaving brighter skies and scattered showers before more rain, heavy in places returns to much of Northern Ireland, Wales and England. Very mild in south. Much of Scotland brighter with showers, severe gales affecting the northwest later.

Heavy rain and gales continue for many southern and central areas, with possibly flooding around western hills. Exceptionally mild. Scotland and then Northern Ireland, clear spells and showers, winds easing.

Very mild, wet, windy weather steadily clearing south-eastwards. A marked change to brighter, showery conditions follows to all areas later, and feeling much colder for many in continuing strong winds.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday
Cold, breezy and showery on Tuesday, but becoming mainly dry and less windy for most places from Wednesday with some overnight frost and fog patches.