UK weather: Met Office warns of coastal flooding as 60mph gales set to cause HUGE WAVES | Weather | News

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Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin warned an active weather front coming from the Atlantic will cause an unpleasant and potentially dangerous rush-hour drive on Friday as 60mph gale force winds will batter Britain’s coasts.

Mr Deakin said: “Plenty of wet and windy weather to come across the UK over the next couple of days.

“Overnight most places would be dry but where we do have rain it’s likely to be heavy.

“Out in the Atlantic, there is a deepening area of low pressure.

“That is going to be a big player in the weather through the next few days.

“The eyes are about to start squeezing together, that means the winds will be picking up through the day and this weather front will be bringing bands of rain across all areas.

“We do have a yellow warning in force for wind and rain on Friday.

“We’ll see the skies brightening up for a time before that active weather system sweeps in later in the day turning things wetter in the afternoon across Wales, Northern Ireland and south-west England.

“The winds picking up as well but they’re actually coming up from the south so the wind is not cold. Temperatures in the double digits, maybe up to the low teens across the south.”

The Met Office forecaster added heavy rain will persist throughout the day and to the early hours of Saturday causing concerning driving conditions across the nation.

He added: “For many, Friday evening rush hour isn’t going to be very pleasant.

“It’s going to be wet and it will be blustery. A lot of spray, a lot of surface water on the road.

“And those winds likely to be 40mph, maybe 50mph inland and around the coast we could see gusts 60mph accompanied by high waves that could bring some coastal flooding.”

Power cuts, road closures and falling branches threaten widespread mayhem with relentless, lashing rain putting swathes of the UK on flood alert from tomorrow.

The storm will drag icy Polar air across the country through the coming days sending temperatures plummeting and bringing fresh snowfall.

Winds could be strong enough to generate the fourth named storm of the season – Deirdre – although the Met Office and Met Eireann are yet to issue a title.

Powerful gales will lash coastal regions hurling colossal waves over sea defences putting homes and businesses at risk of devastating floods.

Unsettled weather will set in across north-western Britain and Northern Ireland tonight before the whole country comes under fire before the weekend.

2018-11-08 22:50:00

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