UK weather forecast: Storm Aiden brings total WASH OUT with 70mph winds and ...

BRITAIN will be wiped out by heavy rain and brutal winds as Storm Aiden sets its path towards the UK.

PUBLISHED: 05:34, Wed, Sep 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:34, Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Wednesday will be a “thoroughly wet day”, according to BBC forecaster Helen Willetts. Winds are set to bring 70mph gusts with a weather front that could become Storm Aiden.

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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.

UK weather forecast mapBritain will be wiped out by heavy rain and brutal winds (Image: WXCHARTS)

“Despite the recent dry conditions, these totals will be enough to cause some surface water flooding, or flooding from smaller watercourses.”

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.

READ MORE: BBC Weather: Heavy rain to smash Europe as continent braces

Met Office warning mapThe Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday (Image: MET OFFICE)

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