Gales and heavy rain to hit Britain for another MONTH

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Just days after the St Jude storm caused havoc across southern Britain, there will be more heavy rain and gales this weekend - with forecasters warning the stormy weather could continue for another month.

Thousands of homes were left without power and six lives were lost after the St Jude storm hit the UK.

And the bad weather conditions are set to continue. According to the Mirror, the Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning urging people to "be aware" for South East England, South West England, and parts of East England from midday on Friday through to 6am on Saturday morning.

Leon Brown, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said that Britain will remain in the firing line "for whatever the Atlantic throws at us". He told Aol Travel: "The weather will remain very disturbed for the next few weeks and until the third week in November in a strong westerly jet stream.

"In the coming week more gales are expected, but not as severe as the St Jude Storm.

"This weekend a deep Atlantic low pressure system will bring gales to the north and then another system may bring more high winds during the middle of next week, especially to the north. The risk of severe gales for Scotland.

"This weekend one low pressure centre will track across the middle of the country on Saturday with a wet day for northern England and southern Scotland while the south is brighter with showers.

"Strong and gusty winds across England and Wales on Saturday with gusts to 50mph in the west. Also, the precipitation may turn to sleet and hill snow over southern Scotland in the afternoon and evening. There could be 5 to 10cm of snow above 400m over the Southern Uplands.

"The next low pressure system on Sunday will track a lot further south and bring rain to the far south of England in the evening and overnight. Colder and clearer further north with the first widespread frost of the autumn on Monday morning from the Midlands northwards. Temperatures as low as minus 4C in Scotland and minus 3C in northern England. In the north Midlands down to -1C."

He said the storms are not expected to be that bad that they will be named, and, on a positive note, added: "Temperatures at least remaining mild as we head to mid November and often 2 or 3 degrees above normal in southern Britain."

And Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, agreed that the gales could batter Britain until the end of November. He told the Express: "The jet stream is currently behaving like a stuck record, channelling whatever erupts out in the Atlantic right towards the UK.

"So we could see a succession of ferocious and damaging storms rattling on right through to the end of November."

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