UK weather forecast today: Britain PELTED by 60mph winds - Met Office warnings latest

UK weather forecast today: Britain PELTED by 60mph winds - Met Office warnings latest

Britons hoping to enjoy fireworks displays later may need to bring a brolly and to hold onto their hats as gusts of up to 60mph ravage Scotland and the northeast of England.

Gales of between 40mph and 50mph gales will hit central England, while a band of torrential rain will drench much of the northwest of the UK.

Drivers are being warned to expect travel delays, spray and flooding on the roads as a result of the bad .

meteorologist Mark Wilson said: “It will be pretty windy across all areas, particularly in the north and west and there will be some heavy rain around.

"Across south-eastern parts of England it will be generally dry, although breezy.

"Further north-west, some heavy rain and some strong winds as well could affect the (fireworks) displays."

The Met Office also warned on Twitter “heavy and persistent” rain and “strong winds” will hit central and southwestern parts of Scotland.

What are the latest Met Office weather warnings?

A Met Office weather warning for rain has been issued for Central, Tayside and Fife, southwest Scotland and Strathclyde until 11.49pm tonight.

Between 50mm and 60mm of rain could swamp higher ground across Tayside, Dumfires and Galloway, according to the warning.

Accumulations of 25 to 40mm are widely expected across higher ground in Scotland.

Northern Ireland will also be pounded by strong winds and showers.

But the southeast of England will remain dry.

The dismal weather is thanks to ex-hurricane Oscar bringing a deep band of low pressure after churning through the Atlantic Ocean with 85 mph winds earlier in the week.

BBC Weather presenter, Susan Powell said: “By the end of the week, however, we’re facing a prospect of a deep area of low pressure rolling our way, containing the remnants of Tropical Storm Oscar.

“Warm tropical air is tied up in this system so it will bump our temperatures up to average values, but it looks like it will perhaps bring us widespread gales, and a hooking of very heavy rain.”

Temperatures will be slightly milder than the last few days, however, with the mercury hovering between 12C and 14C.

But the wind gusts may make the air feel colder, weather forecasters said.

Will it rain tomorrow?

Persistent rain will continue to plague parts of the southwest on Sunday, according to the Met Office.

But the bad weather will east in Scotland, Northern Ireland and southeast England with the promise of drier and brighter conditions.

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