BBC Weather: Front set to bring showery outbreaks to the UK
BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood warned of heavy rain from Friday with temperatures as low as 9C. Wet and windy weather is expected over the coming days before temperatures drop in the lead-up to Christmas. Met Office weather warnings for rain are in place Friday and Saturday.
Ms Kirkwood said: “A lot of dry weather to start the day, there will be a fair bit of sunshine around.
“There are some showers around most of which are going to be in the west through the day and later the cloud thickens up towards the west heralding the arrival of that weather front coming our way.
“Gusts will be picking up particularly so in areas adjacent to the Irish Sea coastline.”
She continued: “Temperatures ranging from 9C to 13C. For some of us, the overnight temperatures will be higher than the maximum temperatures today.
“As we head on into tomorrow we’re looking again at an unsettled picture.
“We start with a lot of cloud and drizzle and then this next band of heavier rain comes in across the southwest and Wales.
“Thicker cloud in the southeast with some drizzle.
“Gusty winds and temperatures 10C to 14C.”
BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts heavy showers
The Met Office has forecast soggy weather for much of the country from Friday, with the worst of the rain concentrated in the southwest, where flooding is expected.
Sunny spells and light showers in northern and western areas of the UK on Thursday will be displaced by heavier showers moving in from the west on Friday, forecasters have said.
A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Cornwall, Devon and South Wales, where flooding is likely and disruption to transport services and power supplies is expected, from midnight on Friday until 3am on Saturday.
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Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said low pressure causing blizzards in the US is likely to reach the UK as “further rain” with “strong signals it will grow colder” next week.
He said: “The main feature this weekend will be this area of low pressure, (and) showers will spiral around that.”
Around 20 to 30mm of rain is expected in western regions, with up to 60mm in hilly areas.
Temperatures are set to drop from a countrywide average of around 10C this weekend to single figures – though forecasters have said this projection is “very uncertain” and subject to change by then.
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