UK weather forecast: Torrential rain and 50mph gale force winds amid more flood risks


“Intense” periods of torrential rain and gale force gusts reaching over 50mph are set to batter parts of Britain, as milder temperatures continue to ebb away – with flooding likely.

The warmer than average heat surge which saw the UK reach 19C on Saturday, despite it being early November, is slowly dropping with much of the country likely to struggle to remain in the teens today.

While a band of rain and fierce winds will make things feel even colder and bring a return to the unsettled stormy conditions of last week.

There is expected to be some respite on Thursday, however, before more wind and rain arrives by the evening and continues into the weekend.



The Met Office has issued a weather warning in Scotland

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in the west of Scotland until midnight tonight.

It states: “Heavy rain will persist throughout Wednesday, with some disruption due to surface water expected.”

And adds: “Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.”

As a result, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued 13 flood alerts.



Stormy conditions are expected to continue into the weekend, save for Thursday

BBC forecaster Matt Taylor said the “gustiest conditions” will be right down the west coast of Britain, with a “short spell of intense rain which accompanies the broader, wetter weather pushing its way eastwards”.

He said overnight those winds were “picking up, strong to gale force” despite temperatures peaking at 14C in the early hours.

Looking to Thursday, he said wind and rain will clear from eastern coasts to “allow this little window of dry and brighter weather”.



Much of the unsettled weather will be in the west

“Better chance of all of us seeing some sunshine, particularly during the morning once the rain has cleared from the east,” he continued.

“Good sunny spells though in the morning replaced by cloud and yet again by the end of the day more wind and rain will push its way in,” Mr Taylor added.

Milder temperatures are set to remain until the middle of the month before they begin to plummet, with some charts showing early December could be even colder than normal.

UK 5 day weather forecast

Today:

Eastern and some central parts dry and bright after early fog and low cloud clears. Rain in the west, heavy at times, moving slowly eastwards through the day. Windy, with gales in the west.

Tonight:

Heavy rain and strong winds clearing away eastwards then most parts dry with clear spells. Turning chillier than on recent nights.

Thursday:

Most parts dry with sunny spells. Turning cloudy and windy in the west with heavy rain and gales arriving later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining unsettled with strong winds, showers and longer spells of rain. Rainfall heaviest across western hills, with many sheltered eastern areas seeing little rainfall and some good spells of sunshine.





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Torrential rain wreaks havoc in parts of Karnataka, Udupi worst hit


Heavy rainfall in the last few days have wreaked havoc in several parts of Karnataka, especially in coastal Udupi district where houses and crops have been submerged.

The government has rushed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel for rescue operations on Sunday. Officials in the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said an alert for heavy rainfall has been issued for Malnad, coastal regions and a few interior and northern districts for the next couple of days.

The second wave of southwest Monsoon fury hit the state which is yet to recover fully from the floods in north Karnataka, Malnad and the coastal regions last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. The situation in Udupi has been grim as some villages have submerged, houses have collapsed, roads washed away and standing crops completely destroyed, a senior official in the KSNDMC said on Sunday.

In the district headquarter town of Udupi, several houses, four-wheelers and roads have come under sheets of water. State home minister, Basavaraj Bommai, said on Sunday that he has directed the Udupi district authority to take relief measures immediately.

“I am aware of the floods in Udupi inundating a few villages. I have directed the district authorities to rush a 250-member team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) there. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will also reach there,” he said in a statement. The Minister said he would speak to Revenue Minister R Ashoka regarding requestioning a helicopter of the Air Force for the rescue work.

According to a Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority officer, a helicopter has already been put on standby to carry out rescue operations there. Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada are also bearing the brunt of the torrential rains in the region along with Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga and Hassan for the past few days. In North Karnataka, rains have wreaked havoc in Vijayapura, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Bidar. Bengaluru, Mysuru and Tumakuru are also receiving heavy rainfall in the last few days.

According to the bulletin issued by the KSNDMC, heavy rains are likely in the next few days in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Koppal, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri and Ballari districts. There would be widespread moderate to heavy rains at most places with isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rains in Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Hassan districts.

Earlier this month, the state government said that heavy rainfall since August 1 killed at least 20 people, displaced thousands, damaged more than 10,000 homes and crops in about 4.03 lakh hectares, among others.



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Truck Driven Through Floodwaters After ‘Torrential’ Rain Hits South London


Truck Driven Through Floodwaters After 'Torrential' Rain Hits South London

Torrential rain again hit the London metropolitan area on Thursday, August 13, following a record-setting heat wave across the United Kingdom, local media reported. This video shows a truck being driven through street flooding near a railway stop in Wallington, just west of Croydon, on Thursday. The Met Office also issued a Yellow warning effective until August 17 as the heatwave presented a continued risk for strong thunderstorms. It was the first time in records dating back to 1961 that temperatures of 34 C (93 F) and above had been recorded for six consecutive days, the Met Office said. Credit: Antonio Di Natale via Storyful



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