Low-pressure is moving across southern areas of the UK on Wednesday, before gradually shifting to the north on Thursday and Friday, bringing with it heavy rain and high winds at times.

Yellow rain warnings have been issued reflecting the path of the system, with some flooding and travel disruption possible for some. Check the latest weather warnings from the Met Office.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “Bands of rain associated with this low-pressure will be heavy in places and brings with it the potential for some flooding and travel disruption.

“The short-term focus for the rainfall is in the south and east later this evening and tomorrow morning. 15-25mm is likely to fall quite widely, with in excess of 40mm possible in a few places over a 12-hour period. Coupled with this system are some strong winds, with gusts of around 50mph possible along coasts. 

“The heaviest rain will gradually move north overnight and into tomorrow (Thursday), with further warnings issued. The high ground in the east of Scotland could see between 50 and 70mm of rain, with in excess of 100mm possible across the hill of Angus and Aberdeenshire.” 

Temperatures will continue to drop through this week back towards the average for the time of year. With the strong winds and rain, it will feel much cooler than the unseasonably mild conditions seen in recent days.  

Weekend and next week

Saturday could provide a brief respite from the winds and rain for a time, although some rain may linger across northeastern areas on Saturday, before another front moves in from the west, bringing further wet and windy weather. It will feel rather cold, with parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and western and southern England seeing a frost on Saturday morning. 

Sunday could see rain linger again across the northeast of the UK, with sunny spells and blustery, heavy shower elsewhere.  

Unsettled and changeable conditions look likely to continue for much of next week, with bands of rain and strong winds, particularly in the west. However, there is a possibility of clearer showery conditions at times. Temperatures expected to be around average for the season, perhaps even rather cold at times in the north. 

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