Weather warnings have been issued as the Met Office warns of 'flying debris' and dangerous flooding tomorrow with almost half a month's worth of rain set to fall in just 16 hours.
Severe weather is predicted to hit large swathes of southern England and Wales from around 6am on Saturday affecting cities including Cardiff, Plymouth, Bristol, and London.
There are yellow weather warnings in place for both wind and rain, with gusts of up to 70mph (112kph) expected and up to 60mm of rain possible in some areas, with the average total rainfall for the UK in October just 127mm.
There are yellow weather warnings in place across southern England on Saturday. It follows a damp start today, with bands of rain and drizzle moving northeastwards across most parts of the United Kingdom
There are yellow weather warnings in place for both wind and rain, with gusts of up to 70mph (112kph) expected and up to 60mm of rain possible in some areas, with the average total rainfall for the UK in October just 127mm
A band of rain is pictured moving across parts of south-west England on Saturday morning with the inclement weather expected to last until late in the evening
Early morning sunny spells on Saturday will be replaced by heavy rain and strong winds moving in from the southwest (left). Areas further north may escape the worst of the rain. The weather is expected to improve on Sunday, where temperatures will reach around 12C
A man enjoys a brief moment of respite from the rain in Ovington, Hampshire. Tomorrow weather warnings for rain and wind are in place, predicting flooding, transport delays and some damage the buildings
It follows a damp start this morning, as bands of rain and drizzle moving northeastwards across most parts of the United Kingdom, accompanied by low cloud, mist and hill fog.
Britons are urged to be prepared from 6am tomorrow, with the inclement weather scheduled to last until 10pm in the evening, with warnings of transport delays, power cuts and damage to buildings.
'An area of low pressure is expected to bring a spell of strong winds and heavy rain to southern England and south Wales on Saturday,' the Met Office warns in its yellow weather warning for wind.
'Gusts of 55-60 mph are likely inland with gusts of 70 mph around coasts and over hills - the strongest gusts most likely across coastal southwest England where isolated gusts of up to