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.

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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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