UK weather forecast: Gale force winds and heavy rain to savage Britain over ...

BRITAIN is due to be whipped by gale-force winds and "sharp bursts" of rain today as wet weather makes its way across the country from the west.

PUBLISHED: 04:23, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:24, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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In addition, Sunday could even bring hail and thunder as showers are set to continue. The BBC’s Ben Rich warned the weekend’s weather “may have an impact” on people’s plans.


He said Britons should be prepared for short bursts of “really intense” rainfall and heavy winds associated with a band of bad weather heading north-east.

Early Saturday morning will see the UK positioned between two separate weather systems, meaning clear skies and cold temperatures.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall added: “As the cloud and rain pushes in from the west and these winds whip up - we’ll see gales around western coasts - it does mean those temperatures will start to rise.”

Saturday morning rainWeather maps show wind and rain coming from the west on Saturday morning (Image: WX Charts)

He said strong winds and gales are due to move northwards through the Irish Sea on Saturday morning.

These will hit western parts of Scotland and leave other western areas with a wet start to the day.

The band of wet and windy weather is due to move eastwards cross the country as the afternoon goes on.

READ: BBC Weather: Brutal 70mph gale-force winds to thrash UK as Britons braced for travel chaos

UK wind mapA band of high wind can be seen across the UK on Saturday morning (Image: WX Charts)

Mr Miall warned: “We are going to see a short, sharp burst of quite heavy rain amongst that – some really gusty winds as well.”

The far south-east of England, however, may remain largely dry.


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