UK weather: Month of rain in a day and 70mph gusts on the way

Britain to be hit by unsettled start to October


Windy And Wet Weather Arrives In The UK

October is set to be wet and windy as severe weather warnings have been issued for the start of the month.

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The Met Office says: "Low pressure is dominating our weather as we head into October and the UK will experience some heavy rain and strong to gale force winds. This unsettled weather is being influenced by what's left of tropical systems Lee and Maria in the Atlantic.

"Wet and windy weather will set in from Saturday evening with some heavy bursts of rain and gales in areas open to the wind. Indeed some severe gales are expected in western and north-eastern Scotland. The rain will clear from the west through Sunday with strong winds and blustery showers following."

A Yellow weather warning for wind was issued for Scotland, parts of northern England and parts of Northern Ireland for Monday.

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans told the Daily Mail: "Remnants of Hurricanes Lee and Maria are increasing rain amounts until Monday from a low pressure system.

"Up to 80mm could fall and lead to localised flooding.

"Monday will be windy for all parts with the chance of gusts as high as 70mph locally and the risk of wind impacts to travel."

The average rainfall for the month of October is 71mm.

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