UK weather forecast: Heavy rain, winds and snow to batter Brits over October half term
Half-term could turn into a weather write-off thanks to heavy rain and strong winds forecast across the UK.
Downpours, said to be the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon, are due to hit UK shores by Wednesday – and we may even see some snow next weekend.
But the new week begins brightly after a very soggy weekend.
Sunshine is expected in the South East and South West on Monday, while rain continues further north.
Brits are bracing themselves – winds of up to 70mph are then heading our way.
Wind and rain will turn to sleet and snow soon, according to the Met Office, who are monitoring conditions in Scandinavia that may provoke wintry conditions from early November.
Low pressure from the Atlantic will lead to a drop in temperatures with Scotland the first to be hit.
The wintry weather will then fall across Ireland and England as month comes to an end.
The BBC weather team suggested wind and rain will inevitably turn to sleet and snow.
They predict: “Wet and windy for a while longer. Drier mid-month.
“The weather is looking unsettled into early November, particularly across the northern half of the UK.
“Low pressure areas will be driven eastwards over the north Atlantic and into the UK, depositing rainfall and ushering in blustery winds once again.
“Some of the showers over high ground in the north and west will fall as sleet, hail and occasionally snow.”
Hail and thunder are both possible from Wednesday, the Met Office report added.
The update follows a weekend in which coastal areas were battered by torrential rain and winds of up to 50mph.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast for November said: “For the remainder of November, it is likely to be a tale of two halves.
“The start of this period looks set to see high pressure dominate, bringing more settled than seen in recent times, particularly for the south with any wet and windy weather most likely to affect the north-west.
“Although confidence lowers toward the end of November, a return to unsettled autumnal weather is most likely, with showers or longer spells of rain and strong winds, interspersed with drier intervals.
“Overall, temperatures are anticipated to be at or below average for this time of year.”
A windy and showery day across the UK with most places seeing showers, heavy at times. Showers may also merge into longer spells of rain in the north and west times. Some sunny spells between the showers too.
Evening showers gradually easing leaving a chilly night with clear spells. Cloudier conditions and rain then reaching Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England by the end of the night.
Early rain over Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England spreading eastwards and becoming confined to Scotland and eastern England by dusk. Showers following into the south and west.
Rather cold with blustery showers Wednesday, these easing from the west later. Becoming much milder for the end of the week, though with rain for most, heavy over western hills.
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