UK Weather: Winds and rain bring a ‘wild start’ to Sunday – but what is the forecast for tonight’s turn or treat? | Weather News
The Met Office has warned of a “wild start” on Sunday, with winds of up to 50mph and heavy rain expected in parts of the UK.
Yellow weather situation rain warnings issued on Saturday remain in place across London, South and South Wales, North West and North Wales, as well as parts of Scotland – including Glasgow, where the COP26 climate summit must begin.
This means localized flooding and travel disruption is possible, and forecasters say there is the potential for disruption and additional wet weather during the first week of November. The heaviest and most frequent showers will occur in the west, the Met Office said.
As thousands of children and families prepare for Halloween tonight, the weather tonight is expected to remain windy and rainy in many areas, particularly in the south and west. The showers will also turn into longer spells of rain over parts of the north and west.
Steven Keats, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said conditions would start to “deteriorate” in the west throughout Sunday.
“Further west, heavy rains will accumulate and there will be heavy rains coming from the Atlantic,” he said. “It will rule the time until tomorrow.
“Heavy rains will sink into (…) the western parts of England and Wales and will be accompanied by fairly strong and gusty winds.”
Mr Keats said parts of Wales and southern England could see winds of around 40 or 50 mph, which could “potentially cause problems”.
“It will be a pretty crazy start on Sunday,” he added. “Considering the fact that the trees are in full leaf and the soil is quite saturated in many areas, you might have one or more trees. It is going to be very unstable.”
At Saturday, there were seven flood warnings in place in England, including five in the Lake District and two in the southwest.
Large swathes of the country experienced heavy rains and flooding, with Honister Pass in Cumbria experiencing 110mm of rain in 48 hours.
In Wales coast guard, police, fire and ambulance services have carried out a search following reports of people in distress on the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest.
The incident has been described as “distressing” and “a tragedy”, with local politicians passing on their support to those involved.
Temperatures are expected to drop next week, which will bring a “seasonal” feel, Keats said, and the weather is expected to remain “unsettled” with the risk of “heavy downpours”.
However, “the most disruptive potential of the weather will occur in the next 24 to 36 hours,” he added.