Met Office weather warning: 3 INCHES of rain to drench UK as 50mph gale force winds hit
Heavy rain will batter parts of Britain on Wednesday, according to the latest Met Office forecast. The weather agency warned parts of Scotland could see some flooding and disruption due to surface water as it issued a yellow warning from 3am on November 11 to 11.59pm later that day.
The Met Office warning said: “A band of rain will push in from the west during the early hours of Wednesday, this will persist throughout the day with accumulations of 40 to 50 mm widely expected within the warning area.
“Potential for 70 to 80 mm in Dumfries and Galloway and across Skye. This will be accompanied by strong southerly winds.”
You can find a list of areas affected by the latest weather warning at the bottom of this story.
Scotland will also face blustery gales winds this week, the forecaster warned.
Met Office spokesperson Marco Petagna said: “We’re looking at gale force winds in exposed areas over the next few days.
“We’re talking gusts of 40 to 45mph. Maybe even 50mph in parts of Scotland and across the Irish Sea. Temperatures still holding out fairly mild around 11 to 13C.”
He added: “There is some rain moving in across western parts, so some wet and windy weather in the west.
“That will push eastwards across all areas, meaning Wednesday night could be quite windy. There could be some intense bursts of rain on that and some quite gusty winds as well.
“And there’s more wet and windy weather morning east across all areas Thursday night into Friday morning.”
These strong winds and heavy rain in the northwest will reach most other western and northern areas later in the day.
The Met Office rainfall map shows the blue band of rain and cloud smothering Scotland in the morning, before a fresh patch of damp and dreary weather swoops along the UK’s western coastline.
The forecast said the Uk will see a dry, bright start on Thursday, in contrast to the foggy and misty starts we’ve seen in the last few days.
However, the latter half of this week will be “generally unsettled and windy at times” with rain crossing the UK and showery interludes.
BBC forecaster Chris Fawkes said: “The rain’s going to be heavy on this next weather front and some particularly squally winds just on and ahead of this weather front.
“These gusty winds could be strong enough to bring down a few tree branches and this rain will sweep right the way across the UK through Wednesday and Wednesday night.
“We’ll all get a dose of that heavy rain for a time.”