UK weather warning as Met Office issues alert for torrential rain and gales

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Brits have been urged to prepare for torrential rain, gales and potential flooding by the Met Office who have issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK.

The Met Office predict a wet and windy weekend for Brits, issuing a yellow weather warning for London and the South East and South West of England.

Heavy rain and gale force winds are likely, with a chance of flooding in some areas, which could stop trains in their tracks.

Flooding may also create "dangerous driving conditions" for Brits, resulting in longer journey times, the forecaster has said.

The yellow weather warning will be in place from Friday October 2 at 3am to Friday October 2 at 8pm.

In the warning, the Met Office said: "A spell of wet and windy weather is expected, with potential for flooding and transport disruption."

It added: "Rain and showers overnight Thursday into Friday will turn heavier and more persistent during Friday morning, along with a strengthening east to north easterly wind.

"Some places could receive 40-50 mm over the course of 12-18 hours, most likely in the south of this region, combined with gusts of 45-55mph inland during Friday morning rush hour.

"Some coastal regions exposed to the south-east could experience gusts of 60-65mph.

"The combination of wind and rain, combined with trees losing their leaves, increases the risk of flooding due to blocked drains and watercourses.

"The wind and rain will ease from the south later on Friday, as the weather system responsible starts to move away."

  • UK weather: Storm Aiden to hit Britain with 70mph gales and torrential rain tomorrow

The weather comes as Storm Aides prepares to take hold of the UK from Wednesday September 29.

East Anglia and Scotland will feel the brunt of the force earlier on in the week before it moves on to London and the South East.

Meteorologists remain split about whether the heavy rainfall and wind will remain powerful once it reaches land, with some stating it's too early to forecast, but others say it's on the cards.

Temperatures are expected to plummet and morning frosts will be common in the north and west of the Isles by the end of the week.

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