UK floods: Weather hell as 6 warnings and 35 alerts issued – weekend deluge forecast

BBC Weather: Europe set for a 'drop in temperatures'

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Storm Aurore caused severe flooding in homes and on the road and now The Met Office is telling Brits to prepare for showers over the next few days. Eleven flood warnings are currently in place meaning flooding in those areas is expected.

Senior meteorologist and lead European forecaster from Accuweather, Tyler Roys told the Express: “In regards to wind and rain, the potential for ‘wind storms’ and heavy rain events is there with a moderate confidence level.

Mr Roys ALSO warned that a cold-weather front could approach the UK towards the end of the month and bring snow to the Scottish Highlands.



  • Where are flood warnings in place?07:40
  • Forecaster predicts weekend weather

    Senior forecaster Nick Finnis at has issued an update on the weather saying the “weekend will turn milder”.

    He puts this down to the higher pressure building today which will shift on Saturday. 

    He added that there could be “outbreaks of rain for Scotland and N. Ireland on Saturday, elsewhere drier and brighter with isolated showers.

    “On Sunday breezy with showers spreading eastward across most parts.”

    What to expect Friday afternoon

    The Met Office is reporting that Friday afternoon will be mostly cloudy and cool. 

    Showers are due to drift from the north and west coast while the northwest will see sunshine for most of the afternoon. 

    Six flood warnings now in place

    Six flood warnings are now in place across England and 35 flood alerts. 

    Flood warnings mean flooding is expected and flood alerts mean it is possible. 

    The warnings are in place in:

    -Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham-Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch-Middle Stour from Hammoon to Sturminster Marshall -Pulborough on the River Arun-Rivers Stour and Iwerne at Stourpaine-Upper Stour from Gillingham to Hammoon

    UK set for ‘freezing’ temperatures tonight

    Temperatures are set to plunge “close to freezing” tonight, according to the latest BBC weather forecast, before temperatures begin to rise again over the course of the weekend.

    However, the widespread chill across the country in the past 24 hours “is just a brief one”.

    BBC meteorologist Ben Rich told viewers that temperatures are set to rise this weekend “back towards the average temperatures for this time of year”.

    Temperatures will remain in the mid-teens across Saturday and Sunday, with 15C predicted for southern England.

    Video shows sever storms

    Storm Aurore, named by Météo-France, brought heavy rain and winds to England from France. 

    This video shows the extent of the storm in Paris. 

    Météo-France named the storm because of the significant impacts expected in France. The French meteorological service is part of a different storm naming group than the Met Office

    Friday nights weather predictions

    The MeteoGroup UK is predicting Friday night to be a “mostly dry evening”.

    The group said there will be “lear spells with a chance of a few isolated showers” before patches of mist and fog form. 

    It added: “Thick cloud cover will build across northern and western areas by dawn bringing rain to Northern Ireland”

    Strong winds expected in coming days

    From Tuesday the Met Office is warning of heavy rain and “strong, locally gale force winds”.

    In its forecast from October 26 to November 4, it said: “Some rainbands could become slow-moving with locally large rainfall accumulations possible, particularly over western hills.

    “The rest of October will continue to see unsettled and windy weather arriving from the Atlantic, with outbreaks of potentially heavy rain for many.

    “Wettest in the west and northwest, but still with brief dry interludes. Driest conditions likely across some south and southeastern areas.”

    Experts warn of November from hell

    Forecasters are warning of a November from hell.

    Graphs from WXCharts show high levels of rain on October 30.

    According to graphs, parts of the country could see upwards of 5mm per hour of rain.

    London and the southeast of England will see the heaviest rainfall on October 30.

    The majority of the north, Midlands, and south of England will suffer a washout at the end of the month.

    The Met Office has also predicted heavy rain and wind rolling in from the Atlantic.

    Where are flood warnings in place?

    Eleven flood warnings are in place across the country where flooding is expected. 

    This includes:

    -Barcombe Mills -Hellingly and Horsebridge-Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham-Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch-Middle Stour from Hammoon to Sturminster Marshall-Mock Bridge, near Shermanbury on the River Adue-Pulborough on the River Arun-River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St.Mary-River Stour and Iwerne at Stourpaine-The Essex coat at Coalhouse Fort and surrounding marshland-Upper Stour from Gillingham to Hammoon

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