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UK weather: Ferocious 65mph winds to batter Brits for second day as morning storm rages

Fierce gale-force winds will batter parts of the UK today as millions wake up to the aftermath brought by last night’s raging storm.

Huge swathes of central and southern England as well as Wales remain in a weather warning zone for wind on Tuesday.

The Met Office says that the worst of the strong winds will continue into the morning as a yellow warning, first put in place on Monday at midday, will remain in force until 9am today.

Forecasters said people should expect travel chaos with delays likely on the roads, rail networks and air transport links, as well as on ferries and buses.

There is also expected to be damage to buildings as well as fallen tree branches, with large waves set to strike coastal regions.

People walk in the rain
Temperatures will also stay low

Gusts of up to 65mph are expected to hit some of the affected areas before the gales begin to subside by the afternoon.

Along with the windy weather there will be more heavy rain predicted to lash Britain, a day after relentless downpours struck on a washout Bank Holiday Monday.

A Met Office forecaster said: “As we head into Tuesday we will see the heavy, persistent rain clearing to the east but showers are following behind and it is going to remain windy.”

Waves crash on to land
Coastal regions will see strong waves this morning

A shopper in the rain
It follows a wet and windy Bank Holiday Monday

The showers are expected to be heavy at times together with some thunder, as well as sleet and snow in parts of Scotland.

Forecasters said the country will end up in a ‘showery regime’ and that temperatures will stay low but not as cold as in recent weeks, keeping generally above freezing.

On Tuesday there will be high temperatures of up to 14 C in the south by the afternoon.

Weather warning map for Tuesday
The severe weather warning is in place until 9am

Rain map for Tuesday of the UK
Many parts of the UK will be lashed by rain

With the wet weather experts are warning people to be aware of the risk of flooding and the Environment Agency has issued four flood alerts for England, meaning ‘be prepared.’

UK Weather Forecast

Today:

Many parts cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain, some heavy, especially in the north. Some sunny spells, mainly in southern England and northern Scotland. Strong winds slowly moderating, though remaining blustery and feeling cold.

Tonight:

A band of showery rain across central UK slowly moving southwards. Clear spells following from the north, allowing a frost in places, whilst wintry shower affect northern Scotland.

Wednesday:

Sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder, especially in the north and east. Snow on hills, also to low levels in the far north at first. Cold.



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