A band of heavy rain pushes north and east across the UK on Tuesday with the heaviest rain now having cleared across southwestern areas but now spreading into northern areas, with a focus across eastern Scotland.  

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “A succession of weather fronts and low-pressure will see wet and windy weather dominate the UK this week.

Some of these bands of rain will be heavy and may bring some impacts to travel and possible flooding in places. A number of National Severe Weather warnings are in place, so stay up to date with the latest weather warnings in your area.” 

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. 

Low pressure to come 

After an unsettled start to Wednesday but with some sunshine, a new low-pressure system and the next more persistent spell of rain arrives from the west on Wednesday evening.  

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates said: “While there are still some uncertainties around the timing of this system, there’s a good degree of confidence it will track northeast through Thursday, clearing the far northeast early on Friday. 

“Strong winds are also expected for most, with some coastal gales possible. The strongest winds are most likely in the far northeast of Scotland and the Northern Isles on Thursday, with gusts in excess of 60mph possible.” 

Further ahead 

Saturday could provide a brief respite from the winds and rain for a time, before another front moves in from the west, bringing further wet and windy weather. It will feel rather cold, with a good chance of patchy frost overnight, even in the south.

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 for a time in the north.

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