UK weather: Britain braces for 65mph gusts and more flooding this week

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Britain braces for 65mph gusts and more flooding this week after fifth WETTEST autumn on record... but mercury is set to rise to welcome 13C by Friday Flooding risk remains for England with the Environment Agency imposing 22 alerts and three warnings Met Office has warned Scotland could see 65mph wind gusts and up to 4in (100mm) of rain on Thursday England had fifth wettest autumn on record, with some areas seeing rain unprecedented in modern times Temperatures fell as low as -2.2C (28F) last night in Dorset but could rise as high as 13C (55F) by Friday

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 12:39 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 13:07 GMT, 3 December 2019

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Parts of Britain face a continuing risk of frost and sub-zero temperatures over the next few days before the mercury rises to 13C (55F) by Friday.

A flooding risk remains for England with the Environment Agency imposing 22 alerts and three warnings, while the Met Office has warned Scotland could see 65mph wind gusts and up to 4in (100mm) of rain on Thursday.

It comes after the Met Office revealed England had its fifth wettest autumn on record in 2019, with some areas experiencing a volume of rain unprecedented in modern times after an average of nearly 14in (350mm) fell. 

A surfer rides a wave off the coast at Tynemouth on the North East coast amid choppy conditions this morning

A surfer rides a wave off the coast at Tynemouth on the North East coast amid choppy conditions this morning

Temperatures fell as low as -2.2C (28F) last night in Dorset - although this was far above the previous two overnight lows of -7.3C (18.9F) in Cumbria on Sunday night, and -10.3C (13.5F) in the Highlands on Saturday night.  

The Met Office said Wednesday to Friday are set to be fine and dry in the south, with further fog and frost likely at night but northern England is set to be cloudier, with rain arriving on Thursday in the north west.

More dry and bright weather is likely on Saturday but into next week, 'more changeable' conditions are forecast with 'spells of more organised cloud, rain and stronger winds followed by brighter, showery and colder interludes'.

Met Office meteorologist Oli Claydon told MailOnline today: 'The general theme is that we're moving away from settled conditions over the last few days into a more unsettled period into the weekend. 

The sunrise through Durdle Door in Dorset today as the sun beams through the famous rock arch on the Jurassic coastline

The sunrise through Durdle Door in Dorset today as the sun beams through the famous rock arch on the Jurassic coastline

Daybreak on a cold morning on Preston Sands in Dorset today after temperatures fell below -2C in the county overnight

Daybreak on a cold morning on Preston Sands in Dorset today after temperatures fell below -2C in the county overnight

'We've got a weather warning for North East Scotland, there could be more prolonged rain there, and quite blustery up there with 55 to 65mph gusts by the end of the week.'

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