Torrential rain to lash Brits after 87mph winds batter UK in washout weekend

Brits aren't going to get a break from torrential downpours with more rain on the way.

The Met Office has issued further weather warnings for parts of the county as another day of wet and miserable weather begins.

Across the weekend, flooding caused chaos on the roads, and strong winds battered areas of the UK – with some seeing whopping 87mph gusts.

Three yellow weather warnings are in place for large parts of the UK on Monday morning.

Areas in the northwest of England, Scotland and west of Scotland are at risk of seeing heavy rainfall.

Tom Morgan, meteorologist for the Met Office, said the weather agency couldn't confirm any tornadoes had caused havoc on Sunday but they were "not out of the question".

"We've got a deep Atlantic area of low pressure that's bringing a very heavy band of rain and squalling winds across the whole of the country, but particularly in the south of England," he said.

"We've seen some very strong gusts of wind on the south coast… and a few reports of damage from the winds.

"It's not out of the question that there will have been some localised, brief funnel clouds or tornadoes.

"In the last couple of days, we have seen some reports and seen some photos of funnel clouds and water spouts, which are similar to tornadoes."

It comes as forecasters predict an 800-mile 'Arctic plume' will send temperatures plummeting in the first week of November.

It means Brits planning to spend a night out celebrating Bonfire Night will be hit with more washouts.

Mercury is set to dive from today until Friday, with most seeing 8-12C highs and the potential of snow falling on higher ground in northern England and southern Scotland.

Some nights will see a bitter chill of 0C in some places, with frost also expected.

Bookmakers Coral have already slashed odds on November being the wettest on record to 6-4. Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: “October ended with a washout – and the odds say November looks just as wet.”

John Hammond, of weathertrending, said: “The drop of 10C or more will be quite a shock as temperatures tumble after such warm conditions recently.

“Blustery northwesterly winds will make it feel chillier, with snow possible on northern mountains and perhaps to lower levels, with overnight frost possibly becoming more widespread.

“Atlantic fronts are expected to bring rain from the west by the weekend.”

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