Saturday's weather warnings

Brace for heavy rain and strong winds: Met Office issues weather warnings with 55mph gusts and 2.5 inches of rain due over weekend as floods are set to hit across England

  • Brutal 55mph gusts are expected to hit parts of the UK today and tomorrow
  • Britons have been told to remain vigilant over this last weekend of November
  • Flood warnings have been issued with 2.5 inches of rain expected in some areas

Britons are set to battle through heavy rain and strong winds, as brutal weather looks to batter parts of the UK this weekend, with flooding also expected.

Fierce winds are set to hit some areas of the UK over the last weekend of November, with heavy rain also imminent.

The Met Office has warned that gusts could reach up to 55mph (89kmh) in some parts of the UK, as well as a possible 2.5 inches (64mm) of rain.

Flooding is expected in parts of Gloucestershire, Cambridgeshire, and West Sussex. The Met Office has also issued yellow warnings across other parts of the country, particularly south Wales, Scotland, and southwest England.

Saturday's weather warnings

Sunday's weather warnings

The Met Office has issued yellow rain warnings for southern Wales, southwest England, and parts of Scotland on Saturday (left) and Sunday (right)

Warnings for the brutal weather will come into force at 2pm on Saturday and will remain in place until 3am on Sunday, hampering Britons looking to enjoy the weekend.

The yellow rain warning in Scotland is also in place from midday until midnight on Saturday.

The areas of England and Wales covered by the weather warning can expect as much as 2.5 inches (64mm) of rain, particularly over hills in south Wales and south-west England. 

The Met Office say they are expecting flooding with a total of four yellow warnings – specifically in Climping, West Sussex; areas next to the River Nene, east of Peterborough; the River Severn near Sandhurst and Maisemore; and the market town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

The Met Office also announced 48 flood alerts, warning that inundation might be possible. The area covers most of Wales and southern England.

Four flood warnings have been issued, with a further 48 alerts for possible flooding across the UK on 25 and 26 November

Four flood warnings have been issued, with a further 48 alerts for possible flooding across the UK on 25 and 26 November

With strong winds accompanying the deluge of rain, forecasters are warning Britons to stay safe and remain vigilant. The gusts are expected across the UK, particularly over hills and around coasts.

Forecasters are warning that buses and trains will probably be affected, with journey times taking longer, while flooding of homes and businesses is possible.

This will add to the mayhem for Britons wanting to travel around the UK this weekend as they will also have to navigate the rail strikes.

In Scotland, the wind warning covers Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, and Argyll and Bute.

Forecasters say 0.7-1.2 inches (20-30mm) of rain is expected with 1.8 inches (45mm) possible on high ground, and given the saturated ground there is a risk of some localised flooding.

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