UK weather LIVE: Flood warnings as torrential rain and fierce gales to wreak havoc – maps

Britons are in for a very wet and windy weekend with torrential downpours and fierce gales forecast across both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be on the cooler side in comparison to recent days, however, “pulses of warmer air” will prevent temperatures from dipping too much.

Key Points

  • Saturday will start with heavy rain across much of the country
  • Temperatures will feel cooler than the start of November
  • Several flood alerts are currently in place across Wales, England and Scotland

The Met Office forecast for today reads: “It will be a generally cloudy morning with outbreaks of rain continuing to move east, some of the rain in the south and west being heavy.

“Turning brighter in the west later, but windy with some heavy showers.”

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8.43am update: Flood warnings in place across the UK

Wales, England and Scotland have flood warnings in place due to the oncoming heavy rainfall this weekend. 

In Wales, there is a flood alert for rivers in south Pembrokeshire, triggered by the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby. 

In Scotland, there are five flood alerts and one flood warning.

Flood alerts caution flooding is possible, be prepared, while flood warnings state flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

The flood alerts are for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway and the Western Isles.

The flood warning is for Stonehaven.

Across England, there are 33 flood warnings and alerts in place. will add these in a separate update.

8.12am update: Cooler temperatures as November turns wintry

Netweather forecasters have warned this weekend will feel cool compared to the mild November we have been experiencing so far.

However, this will set a precedent as next weekend will be even colder still.

Despite the coolness, the forecasters say: “Pulses of warmer air still push up from the south lifting the daytime temperatures well into the teens.”

However after next weekend, “there are signs that it will turn much colder in the north and then chillier everywhere after that.”

7.34am update: Rain will fall for much of the weekend, but some areas will see dry spells

Across the UK many will be waking to grey skies and rainy conditions.

However, forecasters have said not everywhere will see downpours this weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “It’s not going to rain everywhere all weekend.

“Particularly over eastern England there will be some clear spells, with much of south-eastern England having a dry Saturday morning.

“Northern Scotland will also be dry for most of Saturday, we could also see some sunny spells here.”

Mr Deakin said later today rain may clear from Wales and the area could experience some sunny spells.

He added: “Otherwise, it’s pretty cloudy, with rain on and off.”

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