UK weather forecast – Brits lashed by heavy rain with Met Office warnings in force and there's more on the way

THE UK has been hit by torrential downpours that have flooded roads as the Met Office issues yellow warnings, with more rain on the way. 

The Environment Agency has also issued 25 flood warnings in place in England this afternoon, stretching from the south-west coast in Cornwall to the north-west in Carlisle.

Tom Morgan, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "It's going to be a bit of a rollercoaster next week with a spell of unsettled weather on the way.

"It will be fairly mild on Monday to Wednesday, especially in the southern regions, and will be a lot brighter and drier than what we've seen across the weekend, though rain will still come and go.

"It's a different story for the rest of the UK, which will be considerably colder and wetter, with up to 150mm of rainfall expected in mountainous regions of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England."

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  • Patrick Knox

    RAIN, SNOW AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES FORECAST IN 'ROLLERCOASTER' WEEK

    Britons will be hit with rain, snow and freezing temperatures in a “rollercoaster” weather cycle next week, according to forecasters.

    The Met Office has said the mercury will be significantly colder on Thursday compared to Wednesday, plunging by as much as 7C (12.6F) across all areas of the UK.

    Weather warnings are also in place as “heavy and prolonged rain” is expected to bring flooding to parts of north-western Scotland on Tuesday.

    The Environment Agency had 25 flood warnings in place in England this afternoon, stretching from the south-west coast in Cornwall to the north-west in Carlisle.

    A spell of snow could also be seen in mountainous regions in the north-west of England and Scotland.

    The week will begin mild for many in southern parts of England and Wales, with the temperature rising to an unseasonable high of 17C (62.6F) on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an “ex-tropical storm” impacting the Mediterranean.

  • Patrick Knox

    PICTURED: VILLAGE DELUGED AFTER FLASH FLOODING

    People navigate a flooded street in Bosham, West Sussex.

  • Patrick Knox

    WET! WET! WET!

    Severe flooding has hit roads in Aylesford near Maidstone in Kent.

    More than one hundred flood alerts are put in place by the Met Office today as the UK is hit with heavy overnight rain and gale force winds.

  • Patrick Knox

    WHERE IS HOT IN NOVEMBER?

    According to the Met Office:

    Bangkok — Average November temperature: 33.1 °C

    Singapore — Average November temperature: 31.3 °C

    Barbados — Average November temperature: 30.3 °C

    Orlando — Average November temperature: 29.1 °C

    Tenerife — Average November temperature: 24.3 °C

    Fuerteventura — Average November temperature: 24.2 °C

    Madeira — Average November temperature: 21.7 °C

  • Patrick Knox

    LONG RANGE FORECAST

    The Met Office gives the following prediction for Wednesday, November 18 to Friday, November 27:

    Wednesday: outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, for the North and the northwestern parts. Mild.

    Rest of week: unsettled conditions continue with spells of rain followed by brighter, showery interludes.

    Late November: more settled conditions in central and southeastern areas where it will be mainly dry and sometimes bright. Risk of overnight frosts.

  • Patrick Knox

    DRIVERS WHO ‘HAPPY SPLASH’ PEDESTRIANS RISK HUGE FINES AND INSURANCE HIKES

    Florence Codjoe, a car insurance expert at Uswitch said if you were prosecuted for happy splashing, you could see your car insurance premiums rocket.

    She said: “Deliberately splashing a pedestrian with a puddle is a criminal offence and is not acceptable in the eyes of the law.

    “Not only could you face a fine of up to £5,000 and up to three penalty points, if convicted you’ll likely see your car insurance premiums increase.

    “It’s always important to take extra caution when driving in wet weather and slow down when you see a pedestrian walking by.”

    Under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is illegal to splash someone as it amounts to driving ‘without reasonable consideration for other persons’.

  • Patrick Knox

    FEARS STORM WILL HURL DEATH FROM PARADISE BLOBS ON UK BEACHES

    Congealed lumps of Caribbean palm oil, riddled with disease-carrying germs, are being washed ashore around our coast, and the new bout of bad weather — forecast to last for the rest of November — will increase the threat.

    Dogs can die from licking the blobs, which in the past have been found weighing up to quarter of a ton.

    And parents have been warned not to let children touch the white waxy substance, which is highly toxic.

    The palm oil has bobbed 3,000 miles from the Caribbean from rum punch islands like Barbados and Jamaica, driven on to our beaches by the stormy weather.

    Curious children prodding them could contract diseases because the lumps are laced with germs.

  • Patrick Knox

    POLICE REPORT MOTORISTS DRIVING ‘LIKE LUNATICS’ IN HEAVY RAIN

    More torrential rain has hit southern England this morning, flooding countless roads and leading to warnings.

    A Thames Valley Police traffic officer urged drivers to 'respect the weather and slow down'.

    “People are racing along the M4 in Berkshire at speeds in excess of 70mph when the rain is throwing up enormous sheets of water.

    “They are driving blind, like lunatics – they can't see a thing yet they have the foot pressed on the throttle. Some cars are even aquaplaning where the rain has formed small lakes on the motorway.”

  • Patrick Knox

    SEARCH RESUMES FOR MISSING WIND-SURFER

    HM Coastguard said four lifeboats, three coastguard teams, a rescue helicopter and a spotter plane are out looking for the missing man off the Norfolk coast.

    But with rough seas because of the bad weather, and with the water temperature in the North Sea close to freezing, hopes are fading.

    The man, in his 60s, has been missing since late yesterday afternoon.

    Emergency services worked through the night in the search for the man and are continuing to look for him this morning, as are Norfolk police.

    Police were called to Cliff Parade in Hunstanton at just before 5.20pm yesterday after the man failed to return home from wind-surfing along Hunstanton beach.

  • Patrick Knox

    ONE-THIRD OF MOTORISTS ADMIT TO SPLASHING PEDESTRIANS

    Despite the majority admitting doing it accidentally, some confessed they did it on purpose for cheap thrills, speeding up when they saw a puddle as a pedestrian walked past it.

    This has been dubbed “happy splashing”’.

    A poll of 1,300 Brits found that 33 per cent admitted splashing someone by whizzing through a puddle, with 28 per claiming to have done it accidentally, but 5 per cent admitting doing it on purpose.

    When it comes to the law, more than three quarters had no idea splashing someone deliberately could land them a hefty fine of up to £5,000 and penalty points on their licence.

    In 2016, a serial ‘happy splasher’ was hunted by cops after driving around Kentish Town in London deliberately soaking folk.

  • Patrick Knox

    THIS MONTH ODDS ON TO BE WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes this month odds on, at 1-2, to be the wettest November on record following another soaking weekend in the UK.

    The odds have steadily tumbled, having been 2-1 back in the first week of the month.

    “It's been one of the wettest weekends in memory, which is quite something given how much rain we have had this year, and it means that this month is now firmly on course to be our wettest ever November,” said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

  • Patrick Knox

    ‘FEARS FOR SURFERS’ SAFETY’

    Whipped by winds up to 50mph, the massive seas are likely to be here from today until Thursday, said the Magic Seaweed surfers' website in Cornwall.

    But coastguards fear surfers will be drawn like magnets to test their skill and bravery against the monster waves smashing into beaches like Newquay.

    They said 'only the most experienced and strongest surfers should venture out in these conditions' and even then they should not try to ride the biggest Atlantic rollers.

  • Patrick Knox

    'WIDOWMAKER' WAVE WARNING

    Coastguards urged thrill seekers not to venture on to promenades, sea walls and rocks in exposed seaside towns like Porthleven and Mullion to grab a photo of themselves with the mountainous waves in the background.

    “These waves are potential killers — they will wash over sea defences and anyone foolish enough to be standing there will be swept away” said one coastguard in Cornwall this morning.

    “It's just not worth risking your life to try for that spectacular selfie.”

  • Patrick Knox

    JET STREAM BRINGS WET WEATHER IN UPCOMING DAYS

    The jet stream continues to drive weather fronts towards the UK in the coming days.

    As the jet stream moves north, mild air will push in from the south, perhaps bringing highs of 17°C in some spots by Tuesday.

    – Met Office

  • Patrick Knox

    WEATHER FORECAST

    Today: An area of rain should clear the far south-east of England, leading to clear spells in the south.

    However, another area of rain moving north-eastwards will affect the Midlands and the north-west, where it will often be heavy.

    The rain will clear Northern Ireland later. Moderate south-westerly winds.

    Tomorrow: A bright start in England and Wales tomorrow with sunny spells but with the odd shower in the west. Scotland will start mainly cloudy with rain clearing before a further area reaches the west later.

    Northern Ireland will see increasing cloud and rain in the afternoon. Gentle south-westerly winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ONE MONTHS RAIN TO FALL IN TWO DAYS NEXT WEEK

    The Met Office has warned that 75mm and 150mm of rain will fall on Monday and Tuesday.

    The worst of the rain will be focused on the North-West of England.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER TODAY

    Showery rain is expected to push north-eastwards to all areas through the morning, perhaps lingering across parts of Scotland.

    Sunny spells should develop across England and Wales behind the rain, but showers are expected and these could be heavy, blustery and thundery.

    Moderate south-westerly winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MONDAY & TUESDAY – FORECAST

    A bright start in England and Wales tomorrow with sunny spells but with the odd shower in the west.

    However, Scotland will start mainly cloudy but rain will clear and Northern Ireland will see cloud increasing with rain in the afternoon.

    Tuesday looks largely cloudy with rain in the north and west.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TOMORROW NIGHT

    An area of rain should clear the far south-east of England, leading to clear spells in the south.

    However, another area of rain moving north-eastwards will affect the Midlands and the north-west, where it will often be heavy.

    The rain will clear Northern Ireland later. Moderate south-westerly winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TONIGHT – TEMPERATURE MAP FOR UK

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WIND PICKS UP IN DORSET WITH ONCOMING JETSTREAM FROM ATLANTIC

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER TOMORROW

    Showery rain is expected to push north-eastwards to all areas through the morning, perhaps lingering across parts of Scotland.

    Sunny spells should develop across England and Wales behind the rain, but showers are expected and these could be heavy, blustery and thundery.

    Moderate south-westerly winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER WARNINGS IN PLACE FOR TOMORROW

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WIND MAP FOR THE UK TONIGHT

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PEOPLE ENJOY BOSCOMBE BEACH IN DORSET EARLIER TODAY

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