UK weather forecast: Travel CHAOS fears as fierce storms batter Britain

STRONG gales are due to batter parts of northern Scotland today as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for the area.

PUBLISHED: 05:57, Sat, Nov 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 06:05, Sat, Nov 21, 2020

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The winds are likely to cause some disruption to transport and potentially power, while large waves may hit coastal areas. Gusts there may reach speeds of up to 75 mph, Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates warned.

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There is also a flood warning in place for Churchill Barriers in Scotland and two for Wales – Bangor on Dee and the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows.

In England, the Environment Agency has issued a warning for Keswick Campsite as well as areas bordering Derwent Water.

It comes as temperatures are expected to drop this weekend; Saturday will see highs of 13 degrees Celsius in England, which will be mostly cloudy.

Wind Saturday afternoonWeather maps show strong winds hitting the north of Scotland on Saturday afternoon (Image: WX CHARTS)

Mr Keates said: “It’s going to be a windy old weekend across the northern half of the UK; particularly so across the northern half of Scotland where there’s a real risk of gales at times.”

“Meanwhile we’ll see some rain edging south across much of the UK over the course of the weekend with brighter skies and a fair scattering of showers following behind.”

This is the result of a deep area of low pressure to the north of the UK and an area of high pressure to the south, causing a south-westerly air stream across the UK.

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Rain and snow Saturday nightThis map for Saturday night shows rain and snow continuing to hit northern Scotland (Image: WX Charts)

Rain is due to persist across parts of Scotland this morning, which will gradually move south.

Most of England will remain dry on Saturday morning, though there will be plenty of cloud.

Temperatures in the early hours of Saturday will be around 10-11 degrees Celsius for England, falling as low as seven degrees in

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