Met Office forecasts torrential rain and fiery winds to continue this weekend

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Brits will continue to be lashed by rain and fierce winds, the Met Office has forecast.

The UK has this week been hit by harsh conditions from Storm Ellen, but that is set to calm down.

However, the Met Office is still predicting rain and winds today and tomorrow.

There will be sunny spells in the south but other areas, particularly northern parts of the UK, will experience heavy showers.

Met Office forecaster, Aiden McGivern, also said it will remain “unseasonably windy” for August.

He said: “With these occlusions bringing some more prolonged rain at times, there's a wet spell for the northwest Highlands.

“And around lunchtime there’s some heavy rainfall into Northern Ireland that moves by the afternoon into north Wales, northwest England and southern Scotland – otherwise it’s scattered showers generally.

“These showers move through quite quickly, so not lasting too long in any one place, but equally the sunshine not lasting too long in any one place before the next heavy rain shower.

“There will be a greater chance later on Saturday of the weather quieting down a little in the south, with the winds less strong and a bit more sunshine coming through.”

Winds will reach speeds of up to 25mph on England's south coast, forecasters said.

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And around 20 to 30mm or rain is set to fall throughout the north west of England and south west of Scotland.

The Met Office also said the long-range weather forecast outlook looks "generally unsettled".

A spokesman said: "The outlook period begins generally unsettled with strengthening winds accompanied by showers or longer spells of rain across much of the UK.

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"Towards the bank holiday weekend, these spells of rain and strong winds may perhaps become more confined towards northern and eastern areas, with the driest conditions mostly likely in the south.

"Although, the southwest may see some further spells of wind and rain at times.

"Temperatures should be near or slightly below the average for this time of year, with a potential for some frost overnight, but otherwise feeling warm in any sunnier spells.

"Although confidence is low into September, it is likely that the first part will see a transition into a more zonal pattern, with the north unsettled and the south generally drier and warmer."

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