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UK weather forecast – Britain braces for freezing fog and ice winds today with SNOW on the way

BRITAIN will shiver in subzero temperatures and freezing fog today – with heavy snow on the way.
The UK is set to be blasted with icy weather in the south east and East Anglia this morning, before the “Beast from the East” brings more chills and the white stuff.
Today will be freezing in the south east – and the country is also braced for snow in coming weeks
Northern England and Scotland will be warmer today because cloud cover, but chilly enough to feel it.
The cloud is expected to be weakest over north-east England and south-east Scotland, where we will see icy conditions over night on Thursday.
These areas should expect frost and temperatures down to minus two early on Thursday and Friday morning.
According to the Met Office the temperature will then drop well below average in the last week of January, with snow beginning to fall at the end of next week.

The Beast from the East is predicted to return this year
A couple of centimetres of snow are expected in Scotland, Wales and the midlands on Friday January 18
The easterly wind will move snow to the southeast of England with 2cm expected in East AngliaAlamy Live News
Next Friday we can expect up to 5cm in North Wales and Scotland, and up to 1cm in the midlands.
After a more settled weekend, we are expecting a brutal final week of the month – with snow covering the whole of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and the very north of England on January 21.
But with the easterly wind, the snow will move to the southeast of England with 2cm expected in East Anglia and Greater London on January 22.
There will also be a couple of centimetres in Cornwall and Devon, northwest Wales and northwest Northern Ireland on the Tuesday.
Met Office spokesperson Dean Hall said: “It’s looking like from January 19 until the beginning of February the weather will be fairly unchangeable and unsettled, with rain and strong winds.
“Snow is expected in higher grounds and towards lower ground up north.
“But generally it will be dry and bright.
“The temperature is a on a downward trend towards some very cold weather towards the end of the month, bringing an enhanced chance of snow and frost.
“Cold spells will be interspersed with wetter and milder ones.
Stags in Glen Muick embrace the sub zero temperatures with ice and frostWENN
Snowy conditions in Glen Muick, AberdeenshireWENN
“There are indications of a very cold last week of January, starting at January 20-21.”
Tonight’s forecast is showing a North-South split – with frost developing in the South as northern parts stay insulated by the blanket of cloud.
Meteogroup forecasters added: “A cloudy night for most, although there will be clear spells in the south, leading to a frost in places.
“There will be patchy rain for Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Wales, mostly early on.
“There is a risk of mist and fog in the north, especially over hills. Gentle winds.”
But Brits have been warned to enjoy the settled weather while it lasts – ahead of the dreaded return of the “Beast from the East”.
Stormy weather including heavy snow and freezing temperatures are set to hit through March, Met Office weather forecasters.
The same UK weather warnings and patterns from last year that sparked the cold wave have been spotted again.
Winter at Newlands Corner near Guildford, SurreyAlamy
It said a sudden stratospheric warning had appeared during the Christmas period when there was a sharp increase in temperatures.
When this happens in the Arctic it can lead to a rush of cold air blowing eastwards across Europe in the next couple of weeks, bringing freezing temperatures to the continent.
An icy blast of freezing Siberian winds bringing frosty temperatures and heavy snow to most of the UK early last year is what caused the Beast from the East, a Met Office forecaster said.
However, the Met Office stressed some parts of Britain will see above average temperatures for January over the weekend.
Spokesman Grahame Madge said that another Beast from the East could not be ruled out, but the current forecast suggests there will be stable weather conditions.
He said: “Last year there was a classic set-up with the Beast from the East, there was an event in the Arctic – sudden stratospheric warming – where the stratosphere warms rapidly.
View from Devils Dyke after heavy snow fall across the Sussex Weald and the South Downs National ParkAlamy
Morning at the Waters Edge Country Park in winter, Barton-upon-Humber, North LincolnshireAlamy
“That triggers, generally, a change in the direction of winds across Europe at surface level. The upshot is that normally when this happens in the Arctic you get easterly winds and that’s what happened last year.
“But although that warming has happened in the Arctic already just prior to Christmas, we are not seeing any change in an easterly pattern.”
Mr Madge added that Britain would see above average temperatures at the weekend, but it is not possible to rule out a cold snap as many parts of Europe are facing “significant” chills and heavy snow.
He added: “There have been some parts of Europe that have experienced quite significant cold, heavier-than-average snow in countries like Austria and in northern and central Europe.
“It is possible we could still see this turn to a more easterly flow but if anything it looks as though we are in stable weather conditions.

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“We are looking at the next week or so, but we could see a change after that. But there is nothing in the next week or so that could indicate any change like the Beast from the East.
“We are not ruling out a return to cooler conditions, we would normally expect a cold spell or two during winter.
“It may happen, but there’s no signal of it happening in the models.”

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UK weather forecast – Boxing Day to be unseasonably warm 11C with rays of sun and bright skies

BOXING Day will be unseasonably warm and even bring sunny spells and bright skies.
After one of the mildest Christmas Days on record, Brit are forecast warm weather with highs of 11C, and lows of 9C.
Brits will enjoy an unseasonably warm Boxing Day with highs of 11C
The day will start cloudy, with a Met Office forecaster predicting a “good deal of mist and murk” especially in the Scottish highlands, and hilly areas.
But the band of thicker cloud will move across the west overnight, bringing brighter skies on Boxing Day.
Temperatures will be at their highest in the west of the country.
But the south will also enjoy a balmy average of 10C on what has been an exceptionally mild festive season.
Brits are braced for sunny spells on Boxing Day just in time for the sales
Millions across the UK will enjoy balmy temperatures as they head out for the Boxing Day salesAlamy Live News
Despite a cloudy start, sun will peak through the mist on Boxing Day in the north
The south of England will be particularly clear and bright
The rest of the week is expected to be wet and windy at times in the north, and largely dry and cloudy in the south with more fog at times.
Friday will see thicker cloud and a return of winter winds.
This weekend is likely to see scattered showers in the midlands, and up to the Penines.
Swimmers braved icy waters for a Christmas dip – as much of the country was blighted by freezing fog.
Despite roads being busy, the RAC said on Monday conditions on Christmas Eve had been “pretty smooth” with no major problems reported.

Temperatures will hover around a balmy 10C in most places, with some in south west England enjoying a terrific 11C
dave Nelson 07973697602 Swimmers descend on Porthcawl beach for the annual Christmas Day swim[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Swimmers take to the icy waters of the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Festive fun for the crowds leaping into Sandford Park Lido in Cheltenham[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service A Christmas smurfette joined in with the fun at the Exmouth Christmas Day swim in Devon[/caption]
Main motorways did see some delays but traffic was generally good, despite an additional two-and-a-half million vehicles on the road.
A RAC spokesman said: “Some areas have been busy around town centres today due to last-minute shopping, but it’s mostly local congestion.”
Highways England lifted more than 200 miles of roadworks on the country’s motorways and major A-roads on Friday to ensure more than 97 per cent of its network is open.
As usual, there are no trains on Christmas Day and only a limited service will run on Boxing Day.
But some of Network Rail’s 330 Christmas engineering projects have already begun, forcing a number of lines to be closed.

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These include no services between London Victoria – the UK’s second busiest station – and Clapham Junction until January 2 due to track renewal.
Crossrail work means there are no trains operating to or from London Paddington on December 30, with a reduced service on December 27, 28, 29 and 31 which could cause problems for airline passengers using Heathrow Airport.

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UK weather forecast – Brits face soggy Sunday with MORE rain and 50mph gales hitting this weekend

BRITAIN faces a soggy Sunday with more showers pouring misery on those facing the Christmas getaway.
Last night saw 50mph gales and torrential rainy weather with more forecast by the end of the weekend.
Brits face a soggy Sunday pouring more Christmas misery
Intense downpours caused chaos during the Friday rush hour as wet and windy weather pushed in from the south west.
And while Saturday will start brighter, with sunny spots and light rain bothering Scotland, the next day will be a different story.
Sunday will see isolated showers hit the north in the morning, with thick clouds bringing rain across the country for the rest of the day.
It will clear in the evening, as clouds break up over the south west, according to the Met Office.
Strong winds and huge waves battering the breakwater and cast iron lighthouse in Newhaven harbour, East Sussex, on FridayAlamy Live News
A woman tries to keep dry in Preston, Lancashire, earlier this weekAlamy Live News
Heavy rain caused chaos for Christmas shoppers in Preston, Lancashire, on TuesdayAlamy Live News
It comes after a night of torrential rain, which sparked flooding in many places, with motorists warned to take care on the roads.
Around 2.8million people were expected to start making their Christmas journeys on what’s been dubbed “Frantic Friday”.
But Thames Valley Police have warned there are huge “lakes” on the roads in their region after heavy downpours on Thursday night.
They warned: “If a car is going too fast and hits one of these sheets of water, it will aquaplane and crash.
“Motorists should take heed of the conditions and slow down – it’s better to arrive late for Christmas than to not arrive at all because you’re in hospital or on a mortuary slab.”

The overall picture for the UK last night showed heavy downpours for much of the west of the country, including Wales and the Midlandsmet office
The north of England saw a bit more of a split picture with downpours in the west and clear skies in the eastmet office
met office Some of the worst of the weather was in Wales, the Midlands and the south west of the UK[/caption]

The south west has also been affected with the road from Totnes to Avonwick in Devon is blocked by floods at several places.
Trees have been blown down by the gales and where they have hit power lines, homes are blacked out.
Met Office meterologist Aidan McGivern said: “”Gusts will be 40mph or 50mph, and there’s a risk of even stronger winds across south western parts of Wales and the south west of England.
“That moves into central and northern parts of England into Friday evening, so if you’re travelling through rush hour and into the evening watch out for that.
“There’ll be some heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds associated with it as well.
“Elsewhere, showers continue to feed in across Scotland, Northern Ireland, a few more rattling through South Wales and the south west.
“Clear skies emerging elsewhere, most places staying up into the mid to high single figures overnight, but a touch of frost possible across the north of Scotland.”
For today, though, it’ll be a much better picture with a fine start and plenty of sunshine for most, he said.
Mr McGivern continued: “Sunshine across much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but we’ll see further showers coming into central and southern parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north west England.
“There’ll be one or two dotted elsewhere but for many it’s looking like a bright Saturday.”

More weather systems move in on Sunday and will bring more heavy rain for parts of Wales and the south west.
The rain’s set to spread into North Wales, the Midlands and the north of England as the day wears on.
It’ll be a blustery day in the south west with winds picking up, the forecaster said.
The rains come as bookies slashed the odds on it being the wettest December on record.
Ladbrokes have cut odds from 8/1 to just 3/1 on this being the wettest December ever.
Meanwhile, it’s just a 1/4 shot on any part of the UK seeing snow on Christmas Day.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Punters dreaming of a White Christmas may well get their wish, but not before seeing potentially record-breaking rainfall.”
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Those travelling on some of the country’s main roads and rail networks could face delays on Friday December 21.
Schools breaking up on Friday, December 21 – the closest end-of-term date to Christmas since 2012 – will trigger the most congested getaway rush for years, the RAC said.
“Frantic Friday” will see 19 million vehicles jam roads, the AA said, as commuters clash with school pick-ups and getaway traffic.

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Freak sunny snap as UK temperatures reach 17C – here’s how YOU’RE affected by weather forecast

BRITAIN’S set for a freak sunny snap over the next 48 hours as temperatures could reach up to 17C.
High pressure from the continent is drawing up warmer air from the south, with most of the country looking likely to enjoy the milder weather.
Britain is set for freak warm temperatures today, with highs of 17Cventusky
But it’s not to last, as things will take a dramatic plunge towards the end of the week – before snow strikes by the end of the month.
Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “A puddle of very warm air will stretch across the UK for the next 48 hours.
“These are above average temperatures for this time of year. Today until Thursday will feel mild by night and warm by day.
“Temperatures will reach 15 or 16, and this could grow in areas with more sunshine, especially along the east coast.
A warm autumnal afternoon in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, on TuesdayAlamy Live News
The sun comes up near Bland Hill in Nidderdale, North YorkshireAlamy Live News
St James’s Park, London, on a crisp November afternoonAlamy Live News
“Places with shelter from the southernly breeze will see temperatures rising.”
Forecasters say today starts off damp in places with gale-force winds around coastal areas, but clear skies will make way for the balmy spells.
Aidan McGivern, of the Met Office, said: “All areas are going to be relatively mild even despite clear spells for central and southern parts of the country.
“We start off with sunshine but a big contrast for western Scotland.
The UK is set for a wet start on Wednesday before southerly winds brings warm airmet office
The north of England, northern Ireland and Scotland gets off to a wet start on Wednesdaymet office
The south and central parts of England will be cloudy but drymet office

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“At 9am rush hour it’s going to be steady, heavy rainfall for the far north of Scotland, down through western parts of the country and the south west.
“For north Wales and the north west of England we start off with some dampness. But the worst of the wet weather will be for Dumfries and Galloway, where there’s a yellow warning in force due to the risk of localised flooding.
“Gales around some western coasts, in addition to the rainfall, but the worst conditions do tend to ease off through the morning.
“The rainfall spreads north and it turns drier and brighter for the whole of north west England, west Wales and sunshine breaking out for much of England and Wales then.
“We keep cloudy skies for Scotland and Northern Ireland and some bits and pieces of rainfall.
“But the southerly wind is going to be mild, particularly for north Wales and northern parts of Scotland – 16 perhaps 17C.
Frost leaves car windscreens covered in ice earlier this monthAlamy Live News

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“Through Wednesday evening we continue to see that keen wind. Again, winds touching gale-force around the far north west and rainfall here as well.”
Thursday will see another mild start, with some sunshine for eastern Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales.
But much of the country will see cloudier skies, especially England and Wales, as the day unfolds.

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Scottish Weather: Here’s how to check if your area is being gritted overnight with Hurricane Oscar set to batter country and a white Christmas predicted

SCOTLAND’S gritters are out in force with Hurricane Oscar set to batter the country and a white Christmas predicted.
The Met Office has issued a “severe weather warning” for areas of the UK with up to 3 inches of rain and 70mph winds forecast.
Gritters are out across the country to prepare for the bad weather
The latest addition to the fleet is Grits ‘N’ PiecesJohn Gunion – The Sun Glasgow
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Using Transport Scotland’s Road Gritter Tracker you can see live tracking of gritters on trunk roads and information on when they were last in your area.
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Sir Andy Flurry has been out near Auchterarder
Frosty and Grittie McVittie have been spotted in Glasgow city centre.
Meanwhile Sir Andy Flurry has been out near Auchterarder, not too far from Andy’s hometown of Dunblane.
In the east, the Golden Great Gritter and Ice Queen are out near the Forth Bridges including the Queensferry Crossing.

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Ready Spready Go is out in Perth
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The decision has been made to bin the event because of the extreme weather forecast.

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Wednesday’s UK weather forecast — mainly dry with sunny spells but clouds with patchy drizzle in northern and western parts

THE WEATHER will stay mainly dry with sunny spells on Wednesday 24 October, with the exception of some northern and western parts of the UK that will get clouds with patchy drizzle. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but breezy in the north.
Thursday will be largely cloudy with rain spreading southeastwards. Friday and Saturday are expected to be sunnier but much colder, with the possibility of snow over northern hills. Heavy showers with hail and thunder will fall mainly near coasts.
UK weather forecast for 7am on Wednesday 24 October

UK weather forecast for 4pm on Wednesday 24 October

UK outlook for Sunday 28 Oct 2018 to Tuesday 6 Nov 2018
A COLD arctic airflow with a good deal of sunshine will prevail across the UK by Sunday, bringing some heavy showers mainly around eastern coastal areas. The weather will feel bitter in exposed areas and could bring hail and thunder, with snow showers over higher ground in the north.
Lower forecast confidence by Monday, but a dry and bright day is most likely in many areas with showers continuing in the east. Expect widespread frost overnight.
The weather  could be increasingly unsettled from Tuesday, with showers or longer spells of rain amid brighter periods.
Milder, unsettled conditions are likely to dominate until the end of the period with temperatures beginning to recover to around normal by Friday. Gales or severe gales can be expected.
UK surface pressure forecast for 1pm Tuesday

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Wednesday’s London weather forecast — a similar day to Tuesday with some bright or sunny spells in most areas

WEDNESDAY 24 October will be a similar day to Tuesday with some bright or sunny spells in most areas – the best of these in the southeast. Overnight will stay dry. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.
Thursday continues dry with bright spells. A band of rain will clear Friday morning, bringing much colder conditions, with sunshine and blustery showers for both Friday and Saturday, mainly in the east.
London weather forecast for 7am on Wednesday 24 October

London weather forecast for 1pm on Wednesday 24 October

UK weather forecast for Wednesday 24 October
THE WEATHER will stay mainly dry with sunny spells on Wednesday 24 October, with the exception of some northern and western parts of the UK that will get clouds with patchy drizzle. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but breezy in the north.
Thursday will be largely cloudy with rain spreading southeastwards. Friday and Saturday are expected to be sunnier but much colder, with the possibility of snow over northern hills. Heavy showers with hail and thunder will fall mainly near coasts.
UK outlook for Sunday 28 Oct 2018 to Tuesday 6 Nov 2018
A COLD arctic airflow with a good deal of sunshine will prevail across the UK by Sunday, bringing some heavy showers mainly around eastern coastal areas. The weather will feel bitter in exposed areas and could bring hail and thunder, with snow showers over higher ground in the north.
Lower forecast confidence by Monday, but a dry and bright day is most likely in many areas with showers continuing in the east. Expect widespread frost overnight.
The weather  could be increasingly unsettled from Tuesday, with showers or longer spells of rain amid brighter periods.
Milder, unsettled conditions are likely to dominate until the end of the period with temperatures beginning to recover to around normal by Friday. Gales or severe gales can be expected.
Wednesday’s temperatures for London

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What do yellow weather warnings mean and when does the Met Office issue them in the UK?

UK weather can be unpredictable and unpleasant no matter what time of year it is.
To help prepare people for potentially dangerous or disruptive weather, the Met Office provides colour-coded warnings to try and keep the public informed – here is what the yellow weather warning means and what you should do.
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What is a yellow weather warning?
The Met Office issues warnings ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause “damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life.”
The warnings are given a colour to reflect the seriousness, ranging from yellow, amber and red.
Yellow is the least dangerous out of the weather warnings – it means “be aware”.
Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you.
Plan ahead and think about possible travel delays or the disruption of your day to day activities.
Alamy Live News Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms can often trigger weather warnings[/caption]
When does the Met Office issue yellow weather warnings?
Rain, wind, snow, fog and ice all threaten to cause disruption to our days – or at the very worst put our lives in danger.
Equally incredibly hot and sunny weather can also be just as disruptive and dangerous in certain conditions.
To prevent serious accidents or death, the Met Office will issue a weather warning – normally five days ahead, giving the public time to make alternative travel plans to help minimise disruption.
When the UK is experiencing typical seasonal weather, the Met Office does not send out weather warnings.
It is advisable you keep an eye out for the weather forecast.

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How do you find out when yellow weather warnings are in place?
There are a number of ways you can be alerted to severe weather warnings in the UK.
Most people rely on radio and TV to find out the latest breaking weather news.
Others go straight to the source and visit the Met Office website, while others sign up to phone apps, RSS and email alerts so they can be notified while they’re on the go through push-notifications.
It is always helpful to pass on weather warnings to family and friends by sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media to spread the word.

 


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UK lashed with week’s worth of rain in just one HOUR as Storm Callum set to strike TOMORROW

BRITAIN was lashed with rain today with 25mm falling in just one hour as Storm Callum is poised to strike tomorrow, bringing with it winds of up to 80mph.
“Danger to life” warnings have been issued around the country as Storm Callum – the third named storm of the season –  barrels up the UK coast from the Atlantic on Friday.
Storm Callum will blast Britain with 80mph winds and torrential downpours when it arrives tomorrow
Wales saw the worst of the rain today with 25mm in just one hour, equivalent to a little under what would normally fall in an entire week.
Pembrey Sands in South Wales saw a total of 32mm over 12 hours while Scolton Country Park in Pembrokeshire was not far behind with 30.2mm.
Wales usually sees an average rainfall in October of 169.6mm and a monthly average of 121.7mm
Yellow warnings had been issued for Northern Ireland, Wales and Western Scotland earlier this week.
But now a more serious Amber warning has been put in place for South Wales and parts of South West England.
A woman walks her dog on the sands in PembrokeshireAlamy Live News
The upgraded Met Office warning means that flooding caused by torrential rain and leaves blocking drains is more likely than first thought.
The yellow wind warning has also been extended to reach from the North of Scotland to the South of England, as powerful gales are expected from 3am on Friday morning.
Up to six inches of rain will fall on Northern and Western areas will fall at the same time before the deluge tracks westwards into Saturday and beyond.

‘Danger to life’ weather warnings have been issued for western Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the north west of England and all of Wales for FridayMet Office
Rain warnings are in place for Saturday in Scotland, north and south west England and Wales 6in of rain looks set to bring flooding, with more severe amber warnings issued in southern WalesMet Office
The weather system – described by the Met Office in the Amber and Yellow warning as “intense” – will also bring with it strong gales that will see large swells in coastal areas.
For tomorrow, the Met Office said: “A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the UK will become slow moving for a time”.
This will bring “prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding”, the weather warning added.
“Areas of high ground exposed to the south and south west will be most affected, with the potential for over 60mm of rain in 12 hours in the most exposed locations, and over 100mm by the end of the day.”

What is an Amber weather warning?

There is an increased likelihood of bad or extreme weather, potentially disrupting plans and causing travel delays.
Road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property are also considered probably in an Amber warning.
Be prepared to change your plans and protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather.
It is more serious than a Yellow warning which means “be aware” and less serious than a Red warning meaning “take action”.

Heavy rain and winds are expected to hit western Scotland and Northern IrelandMet Office
It added: “The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.
“In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk.”
The wet and windy weather will continue well into the weekend for much of Scotland and Wales as weather warnings remain in place for Saturday.
Strong south-easterly winds will also add to the stormy feel — with a “medium” level of impact expected.
Strong winds look set to bring large storm swells, like here in Blackpool earlier this week
Some rural communities could even become cut off as the floods block smaller B-roads.
Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders, said: “Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding.
“There is also a risk that the high winds associated with Storm Callum, combined with high tides, may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.”

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The wet weather is set to come on the tail-end of Tropical Storm Leslie — which is currently helping sweep up warm air from the Canary Islands to Britain.
Despite the storms, temperatures have been much higher for this time of year than usually expected during Autumn.
The last time temperatures exceeded 24C at this time of year was in October 2011 when a staggering 29.9C was clocked.

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Met Office issues ‘danger to life’ weather forecast warnings as 80mph winds and floods set to batter parts of UK after mini-heatwave

THE Met Office has issued a “danger to life” warning for later this week with flooding and winds expected to reach 80mph.
But the dreary weather will only appear after Britain has basked in the hottest October day for seven years.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for FridayMet Office
Temperatures could see a high of 25C on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Met Office.
Anything over 23.6C would be Britain’s hottest October day since 2011, Met Office records show.
Tropical Storm Leslie, in the mid-Atlantic, is helping catapult tropical air from the 30C Canary Islands to Britain.
But that warm spell will then give way to gales coming in on Friday in the North of the country.
Storm Leslie caused huge waves on Blackpool’s North Shore today
Wednesday and Thursday could see some warm weather for the time of yearThe Met Office
The worst affected parts are expected to be Northern Ireland and western Scotland between 5am and 9pm.
The Met Office also warned there is a “slight chance” of some damage to buildings.
Only parts of the south east will keep the balmy weather with most of the country suffering the strong winds and rain.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “A nice spell of weather is starting, with warm tropical maritime air coming from the Canary Islands and the Azores.
A park keeper clears up the autumnal leaves in Russell Square, LondonRex Features
Ground keepers clear up the leaves at the Stormont Estates, BelfastPA:Press Association
“25C can’t be ruled out… Wednesday and Thursday look like the peak, but it stays on the warm side for the weekend and next week.
“The South should stay comfortably above average until at least October 18 with the high teens daily and odd days at 20C.”
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Don’t put the BBQ away.
“It’s summer’s last hurrah, with Indian Summer-style weather through mid-October shown on computer models, with 25C highs possible in midweek.”
It came after Britain soaked under heavy rain over the weekend, when yellow weather warnings issued.
The Met Office issued warnings of “persistent and heavy rain” over parts of western Scotland, with floods set to cause travel chaos until Tuesday.

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A Met Office forecast model shows a 60 to 80 per cent chance of warmer-than-average weather before the end of December across the country.
But bookies claimed snow could hit the country this month, despite temperatures of around 20C heading our way this week.
London has been given a 10/1 chance by Betway to see a scatter of the white stuff, whereas Glasgow is the UK’s most likely place to see snow at 10/3 and Edinburgh at 4/1.

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