By Milly Vincent For Mailonline
Published: 02:35 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 02:58 GMT, 27 October 2020
Millions of families' plans for half term this week are likely to be dampened as torrential rain is expected to move across most of the UK - and yellow flood warnings are issued for parts of Wales and north east England.
As much of the nation hunkers down under various coronavirus restrictions, unsettled autumnal weather will see out October, with heavy rain, hail, and strong winds widely expected.
Incredible pictures taken on the cliffs of Perranporth in Cornwall yesterday show two fishermen being battered by by giant waves and high winds as they sit precariously on an exposed ledge, despite warnings that this week could see a storm equal to that of 2014's Hercules.
More heavy rain and winds are expected for the south west moving forward with Wales and the north east taking the brunt of the rain - the Met Office has issued yellow flood warnings across several areas in those regions for Thursday and Friday - as Scotland and the far north will battle winds of 50mph.
The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon are responsible for bringing the miserable conditions to the UK, as more rain is predicted to continue east on Tuesday, reaching the far north-east of Scotland later.
Incredible pictures taken on the cliffs of Perranporth in Cornwall yesterday show two fishermen being battered by by waves and high winds
A fisherman continues to sit on an exposed ledge despite the obvious danger, on cliffs near Perranporth in Cornwall
Early in the day there may be sunny spells in western and some central parts with top midday temperatures of 57F (14C) expected in Cardiff and midday lows of 48F (9C) predicted for London, but