UK weather leaves firework displays CANCELLED – see if YOUR Bonfire Night will be ruined by ex-Hurricane Oscar
FIREWORKS displays have been called off across the UK as ex-Hurricane Oscar continues to batter the UK.
Bonfire Night celebrations everywhere from Shropshire to Scotland are being cancelled over fears of 60mph gale force winds.
Gale force winds of up to 60mph have been forecast for tonight, as this map for midnight on Saturday showsVentusky.com
Torrential downpours have been blasting Scotland today, with 62mm of rain falling in North West Scotland over the past 24 hours.
A yellow weather warning for rain will remain in place in parts of Scotland until midnight, with gales of up to 60mph forecast for the West and North West.
Towards Sunday, the rain is set to eases off across the rest country, but gusts of up to 35mph could be seen elsewhere.
Fireworks displays have been cancelled tonight in locations including Suffolk, Devon, Cornwall, Scotland and Shropshire.
Wind and rain has led to fireworks displays being cancelled across the country. Map shows conditions forecast for 9pm on SaturdayMet Office
The North of England will see more rain than the rest of the UK, though most will hit ScotlandMet Office
Rain will ease off in the South of England – only to return next week with a vengeanceMet Office
Mark Wilson of the Met Office told the Sun Online: “Winds will reach up to 60mph in strength in West Scotland, with most areas across the UK seeing highs of 35mph.
“The gusts could affect some firework displays, depending on how big the celebrations are.
“There will be a few showers across North West Scotland, West Ireland, but mostly it’s the strength of winds that will have an impact.”
Temperatures won’t be as chilly as they have been, though – with the mercury reaching somewhere between 7-10C.
Ex-Hurricane Oscar continues to batter the UKWXCHARTS.EU
A weather warning is in place for parts of Scotland until midnight on SaturdayMet Office
Unsettled conditions will continue into tomorrow, with outbreaks of rain predicted in the Midlands, Wales and parts of the South West.
The heaviest rainfall is expect to fall in the South West, with the highest in excess of 30mm expected in West Cornwall.
Mr Wilson said ex-Hurricane Oscar had caused the mixed conditions.
“Wind and rain from today have been tied in with the ex-Hurricane Oscar weather system,” he said.
Wet & windy day at the coast with yellow weather warning in force for gale force winds overnight Blackpool, Lancashire, UKAlamy Live News
Winds of up to 60mph are expected to batter the UK tonightAlamy Live News
Fireworks displays have been cancelled across the UK after warnings of heavy windsGetty – Contributor
“By tomorrow evening, that centre of low pressure will have moved away from the UK.”
Elsewhere in the UK, Brits should enjoy a drier Sunday, with better conditions for fireworks.
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But the respite won’t last long, with stronger weather conditions to last the UK from Monday.
Mr Wilson added: “It’s a quiet start to the week, but unsettled weather will kick in from Tuesday.
“We could have gale force winds from Wednesday in exposed areas, particularly in the South West.”
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