Bank holiday gales warning: UK will be blasted by 65mph winds and heavy rain on ...

Bank Holiday spirits are set to dampen as Britain is due to be blasted with 65mph winds and heavy rain tomorrow as the Met Office issues a weather alert and a freak hail storm left the Isle of Wight looking like a winter wonderland.  

Hail battered the Isle of Wight yesterday leaving the Newchurch area looking like it was in the depths of winter and covered in snow.  

Jamie Russell, of the Isle of Wight Met Service, said: 'It was amazing. I couldn't believe it. I was on the southern side of a big rapeseed field near Shanklin when I noticed something slightly unusual happening in the general direction of Newchurch and headed over there.'

And across the rest of the country punters were forced to huddle under blankets and coats while dining with friends and family outside amid the torrential rain yesterday. 

In Wallingford, Oxfordshire, diners braved the conditions despite the rain lashing their umbrellas during a very wet al fresco lunch. 

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An extraordinary freak hail storm hit the Isle of Wight and covered the fields and streets in Newchurch turning the landscape into a winter wonderland

An extraordinary freak hail storm hit the Isle of Wight and covered the fields and streets in Newchurch turning the landscape into a winter wonderland

Jamie Russell, of the Isle of Wight Met Service, said: 'It was amazing. I couldn't believe it. I was on the southern side of a big rapeseed field near Shanklin when I noticed something slightly unusual happening in the general direction of Newchurch and headed over there'

Jamie Russell, of the Isle of Wight Met Service, said: 'It was amazing. I couldn't believe it. I was on the southern side of a big rapeseed field near Shanklin when I noticed something slightly unusual happening in the general direction of Newchurch and headed over there'

Pictured: An almost cloudless sunrise on a cold and misty morning in Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Pictured: An almost cloudless sunrise on a cold and misty morning in Glastonbury Tor, Somerset 

A misty and smoke-filled sky. Pictured: Viticulturist Samuel Philippot walks amongst the burning bougies at The Grange Hampshire at sunrise

A misty and smoke-filled sky. Pictured: Viticulturist Samuel Philippot walks amongst the burning bougies at The Grange Hampshire at sunrise

A yellow weather warning for rain and wind has been issued, with the wild weather likely to last into Tuesday morning. Pictured: Sunrise in Glastonbury Tor

A yellow weather warning for rain and wind has been issued, with the wild weather likely to last into Tuesday morning. Pictured: Sunrise in Glastonbury Tor

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A yellow weather warning is in place for Monday with gusts of up to 65mph forecast in Wales and the south coast of England, while showers will continue to batter the country. 

Temperatures will remain low for this time of year with lows of -4C, lower than the temperature in Russia, and forecasts of torrential rain and storms to start tomorrow. 

Today will see a cold start but will largely be sunny with a few showers, some heavy. Eastern and northeastern UK can expect the heaviest showers this afternoon.  

Tonight temperatures will drop and there will be clear spells and rural frost overnight. It will be windier in the west of the country with rain into Northern Ireland by dawn. 

Tomorrow will see gusts of wind up to 65mph in Wales and the south coast of England

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