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Heavy rain will hit parts of UK today with gales forecast in the north


Blustery showers and severe gales are expected in some parts of the UK today, as the Environment Agency puts in place 34 flood alerts and warning.

While southern parts of the UK can expect a largely grey day, with patches of drizzle, brighter spells are expected later on. 

A large band of rain, however, is expected to push North over Scotland into Northern Ireland, with showers becoming heavy in places.

This will result in wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph in the Scottish hills, with the Pennines also seeing gusts up to 45mph.

Blustery showers and severe gales are expected in some parts of the UK today, as the Environment Agency puts in place 34 flood alerts and warning

Blustery showers and severe gales are expected in some parts of the UK today, as the Environment Agency puts in place 34 flood alerts and warning

There are nine flood warnings currently in place, meaning flooding is expected in places including the Ebble Valley, Tarrant Valley and Wylye Valley at Winton

There are nine flood warnings currently in place, meaning flooding is expected in places including the Ebble Valley, Tarrant Valley and Wylye Valley at Winton 

Later on in the day, temperatures will reach between 8°C and 12°C in some places, due to a Foehn effect, which changes wet and cold conditions on one mountainside, to warmer and drier conditions.

The band of rain will then move south-eastwards, heading towards England and Wales.

There are nine flood warnings currently in place, meaning flooding is expected in places including the Ebble Valley, Tarrant Valley and Wylye Valley at Winton.

There are also 25 flood alerts in place, meaning flooding is possible. These are in place in areas in the west of Dorset, the Salisbury Plain area and Patcham.

The Environment Agency has also put in place 25 flood alerts, which means flooding is possible. Pictured: A river burst it banks in Salisbury

 The Environment Agency has also put in place 25 flood alerts, which means flooding is possible. Pictured: A river burst it banks in Salisbury 

In the early hours of tomorrow morning a barrage of hail and snow is expected in some parts of Scotland, for most, however, the rain is expected to ease off and winds are expected to die down.

The frontal system will linger around Cornwall, bring some patches of rain.

Temperatures tomorrow will stay around 8°C 10°C, which is average for this time of year. 

Met meteorologist Alex Burkhill added: ‘The daytime could see some high temperatures, with 12c or 13C in parts of Scotland, which is unusual for January.

There are also 25 flood alerts in place, meaning flooding is possible. These are in place in areas in the west of Dorset, the Salisbury Plain area and Patcham

There are also 25 flood alerts in place, meaning flooding is possible. These are in place in areas in the west of Dorset, the Salisbury Plain area and Patcham

‘High winds and severe gales are expected going into Monday, while Tuesday and Wednesday could be very windy in Scotland and the North.

‘The winds aren’t unusual for this time of year but could be potentially disruptive.’

A yellow weather warning has since been put in place for the whole of Scotland between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday.

Strong winds of up to 80mph are expected to hit Scotland and parts of northern England next week.

Meteorologists said the extreme weather, caused by a deep area of low pressure passing to the north of Scotland, will likely cause strong winds in parts of northern England too.

A yellow weather warning has since been put in place for the whole of Scotland between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday

A yellow weather warning has since been put in place for the whole of Scotland between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday

Forecasters said travel could be disrupted in the affected areas, such as ferry crossings, during the high winds, and there could also be some damage to buildings.

They said there is also a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The Met Office said while gusts of up to 60mph are expected ‘fairly widely’ across Scotland and northern England, there remains ‘uncertainty’ on how the weather could affect Scotland’s Central Belt.

The stronger 80mph winds will 'most likely' be felt over the north of mainland Scotland and the islands of Lewis and Orkney

The stronger 80mph winds will ‘most likely’ be felt over the north of mainland Scotland and the islands of Lewis and Orkney

The stronger 80mph winds will ‘most likely’ be felt over the north of mainland Scotland and the islands of Lewis and Orkney.

Dan Stroud, operational meteorologist at the Met Office said: ‘We are expecting a deep area of low pressure to pass to the north of Scotland late Tuesday and into Wednesday.

‘It is likely to bring a spell of strong and gusty winds to much of Scotland and northern England.

‘The strongest winds will be across Scotland with gusts fairly widely up to 60mph and a risk of gusts reaching 80mph, most likely over the north of mainland Scotland, Lewis and Orkney.’



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