A spell of strong gusty winds is expected.
Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop towards the Liverpool Bay area later this morning, with these spreading eastwards across England during the afternoon. These winds will be accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected quite widely with isolated gusts of 55-60 mph possible near the heaviest showers. Hail is also likely. Winds will ease from the west through the afternoon.
A spell of persistent and at times heavy rain is likely on Sunday.
During Sunday there is the potential for a developing weather system to track across southern UK, which is likely to bring a swathe of persistent and at times heavy rain, as well the potential for strong winds. Whilst there remains some uncertainty in the precise track and intensity of the system, and thus the location of the heaviest, most persistent rainfall, many places could see 20-30mm, with up to 50mm possible in some isolated spots. With strong winds also forecast in places, and recent heavy rain, drains and culverts blocked by debris could mean impacts in places which would not normally be affected by these rainfall amounts.
Further adjustments to warning area to remove parts of northern England and Wales. End time brought forward to the end of Sunday.
Potential for another very windy spell across parts of the UK through Sunday
During Sunday there is the potential for a spell of strong winds and a swathe of persistent heavy rain to affect southern Britain. The exact timing and intensity of the associated weather system still remains uncertain, but there is potential for strong winds to develop across the west early on Sunday, strengthening further as the system tracks eastwards. Should these occur parts of East Anglia and South East England might also suffer some coastal impacts from large waves, particularly at times of high tide. Winds should ease from the west later on Sunday.