More wet, windy weather ahead but repeat of storm conditions ‘unlikely’

Gusts of up to 60mph are expected to round off a wet and windy weekend, but conditions are not expected to be as severe as storms in recent days.

A yellow warning for wind and rain covers the far south-east of England on Sunday, bringing with it the potential for flooding and transport disruption.

Heavy rain – up to 30mm – is forecast for parts of southern and south-east England, followed by strong winds of up to 45mph inland and as high as 60mph along the coast.

But the fallout from storms Ali and Bronagh, which saw widespread disruption, including fallen trees and flooded, blocked roads, is unlikely to be repeated, the Met Office said.

Meteorologist Helen Roberts said it is "very unlikely at this stage" that Sunday will bring the third named storm of the season.

She said: "It will be a wet and windy day across all southern parts, so southern counties of England and possibly South Wales as well, but nothing like what we've seen with the storms earlier in the week, so just a fairly typical autumnal cloudy, wet day."

Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England can expect a "fairly chilly day with bright, sunny spells and showers", she added.

Temperatures will remain in the low teens, with a high of 15C expected in the south east of England.

Conditions are expected to settle for a time next week, with the possibility of 20C in the south of England by Friday.

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