Powerful 60mph winds and more rain to pummel Britain this weekend

Britain is set to be pummelled by strong winds and rain once again this weekend.

While Friday saw a bright and sunny day for much of the UK, Saturday and Sunday will be a different story.

The weekend will be unsettled with rain at times and temperatures at around 14C.

Strong winds are churning towards the UK and will hit later tonight with strong gales of up to 60mph forecast.

Fresh weather warnings could be also issued as a band of heavy rain is also set to hit our shores later today.

In the evening it will be cloudy for most with outbreaks of rain affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-western parts of England and Wales.


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Through the night rain will shift slowly south-eastwards, affecting Wales and much of England with 30 to 40mm expected.

Clear spells and showers are forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Met Office meteorologist Emma Salter said: “Friday night we will see a band of rain coming into the west, moving eastwards. That doesn’t look too heavy but on Saturday morning the wind will pick up.

“Western regions could see gusts of up to 50mph or 60mph over higher ground… I wouldn’t rule out a warning being issued for the weekend, through Saturday night and Sunday.”


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While it will be a blustery weekend, the winds won't be anything nearly as strong as those felt during Storm Ciara and Dennis.

Sunday will be a mixed day with some showers and sunny spells.

The morning will be cloudy with rain in Wales and much of England while the far south-east is likely to be dry and cloudy for a time.

There will be some thundery conditions in northern areas with high of 9C in the north and 12C in the south.

I will be mostly cloudy with showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In the afternoon rain in England and Wales will become increasingly light and patchy with brisk north-westerly winds.

But early next week will bring slightly warmer temperatures and brighter conditions.

Cloud and rain clearing moving east across central and eastern UK during the morning, followed by some bright or sunny spells. A few showers are likely, before further cloud and rain spreading in from the west.

Tonight:

Rain becoming heavy and persistent across Wales and western England, but clearing Scotland and Northern Ireland. Winds increasing with coastal gales in northwest UK. Staying dry in southeast.

Sunday:

Heavy rain moving southeast across England and Wales, drier and brighter weather to follow with scattered showers across northern Scotland. Turning colder.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A frosty start on Monday but turning wet and windy in the northwest. Band of rain becoming slow-moving across central areas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Becoming mild in the south.

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