Express , Britain will be wiped out by heavy rain and brutal winds as Storm Aiden sets its path towards the UK.
Heavy rain could bring up to three inches of rain in areas of Scotland today. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday for south west Scotland. Heavy rain is expected to bring disruption to travel for Dumfries, Galloway and Strathclyde.
The Met Office said:
“Heavy rain will arrive in the early hours leading to a very wet Wednesday morning. 25-35mm will fall quite widely in around 6-9 hours, with 40-50mm in a few locations."
“Despite the recent dry conditions, these totals will be enough to cause some surface water flooding, or flooding from smaller watercourses.”
|Britain will be wiped out by heavy rain and brutal winds (Image: WXCHARTS)|
If winds are powerful enough this week to spark an amber warning from the Met Office, Storm Aiden will be named as the first of the season.
Ms Willetts said:
"Wet, windy and feeling cooler on Wednesday. Cooler weather still is on its way for the end of the week."
"The brief respite, potentially, Thursday, but by Friday uncertainty remains as to where this area of low pressure will come."
“But once it does it's going to bring in a spell of wet and windy
, not just through Friday but into the weekend as well. Not only wetter and windier but much cooler too."
Gales are expected to hit the UK around exposed coasts.
|Winds are set to bring 70mph gusts with a weather front that could become Storm Aiden (Image: WXCHARTS)|
Aidan McGivern, Met Office Meteorologist, said:
“Following a fine Tuesday for many of us, Wednesday will bring outbreaks of rain at times along with a freshening wind, gales around exposed western coasts.”
He added: “Quite a long strip of wet weather pushing into western Britain during Wednesday morning."
“Certainly, Northern Ireland, western Scotland, western parts of England and Wales seeing a lot of wet weather first thing."
“And that wind picking up as well around those western coasts 50mph gusts in exposed spots or perhaps more.”
By midday on Wednesday, most of Scotland and England will be drenched in wet weather. Mr McGivern added: “Very heavy rainfall moving into southern England.”
|Temperatures are set to drop from the mid-teens Celsius to the single figures (Image: WXCHARTS)|
Temperatures are set to drop from the mid-teens Celsius to the low-single figures this week in some parts of the UK. By the end of the week, frost is expected in many parts of the north and west of Britain.
Mr McGivern said a low pressure moving is will get “deepened quite furiously by the jet stream which dives to the south of the UK”. He added:
“And by Friday it’s significantly deeper and it’s likely to bring a significantly wetter period of weather during Friday and much of the weekend for various parts of the UK.”
On October 1
Weather Online , low pressure over the UK and Ireland will be bringing a day of bright or sunny spells and showers. Most of the showers over Ireland and the west and south of the UK. The showers could merge to longer spells of rain in southern Ireland and southwest England.
A further area of heavier showers or rain may affect northeast Scotland. In between there will be some sunny spells and a scattering of showers developing. Highs at 11C in northern Scotland, 15C in southern England.
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Europe's weather forecast
has forecast heavy rain to strike Europe with the potential to develop into a storm later in the week.
BBC Weather forecaster Darren Bett warned the new weather front moving in could develop into a named storm for some parts of Europe. The wall of Atlantic rain is expected to smash the UK on Wednesday before moving further east across Europe. Following this initial hit, another system is forecast for later in the week and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Mr Bett said:
"Many western parts of Europe will be turning cooler, wetter and windier in the next few days."
"Ahead of that we have still got this area of low pressure in eastern areas of Europe. This area is still producing some heavy bursts of rain on Wednesday."
"That rain area and the low pressure is not moving very far at all."
|BBC Weather: Heavy rain to smash Europe as continent braces for brutal storm (Image: BBC)|
The BBC Weather forecaster noted that central and western parts of Europe would remain dry ahead of the rain from the Atlantic.
"On Wednesday, the central slice of Europe is dry with some sunshine. But there will be some rain heading its way into the UK and the north-west of France."
"Into Thursday, that area of rain in east Europe is still around although not as intense."
From Thursday, the wall of rain will move more quickly through Europe. It will pass through France, into Germany and impact parts of northern Italy as well.
Mr Bett said:
"This rain will be sweeping across
further into Europe. There will also be some unsettled and windy weather following in its wake."
For southern eastern Europe the weather is expected to be more settled throughout Thursday. Turkey and Greece are likely to be dry with parts of Greece and its islands reaching temperatures just shy of 30C.
|BBC Weather: From Thursday, the wall of rain will move more quickly through Europe. (Image: BBC)|
The weather forecaster added:
"It looks fairly dry across Italy but the first rain band is moving down to the Alps."
"The second rainband could develop into a named storm and bring some very windy weather for northern parts of Spain and the west of France."
"All the while, across Scandinavia and the northeast of
, the weather is fairly quiet and near-normal temperatures."
On October 1
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine. There will be outbreaks of rain over northern coasts of Spain,
|BBC Weather: Turkey and Greece are likely to be dry with parts of Greece and its islands reaching temperatures just shy of 30C. (Image: BBC)|
More sunshine in the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. A few showers in the far north of Italy, fair in central and southern areas. Greece will be fair with plenty of sunshine. Turkey should be fair apart from a few showers in the south.
Rain and wind in central and northern France, fair to the south. Spots of rain i the Low Countries and western parts of Germany. The eastern half of Germany will be brighter and dry. Poland should be dry with sunny spells throughout. The sunshine extends to Hungary. Austria and Switzerland having a mix of sunshine and scattered showers.
Breezy in Denmark with good spells fo sunshine. Breezy too in the Baltic States, more sunshine here. Staying sunny and fair across Finland with a strong wind too. More sunshine to come in Sweden as well as Norway.
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