UK weather forecast: Fearsome storm IN DAYS as Atlantic front to blast Britain – Charts

This weekend the country has been battered by Storm Alex with the Met Office issuing flood warnings across most the UK. But the cold weather is expected to continue.

According to WXCharts, the poor weather that has hit the country this weekend will continue until the end of this week.

By Thursday this week, an Atlantic storm is set to smash into the UK with parts of the country seeing shower spells as well as periods of prolonged rainfall.

The Met Office said the southern and westerner areas are most likely to see the most frequent and heaviest rainfall.

There will also be some periods of dry and calm conditions but it looks to be often windy, with a risk of gales along the west and south-western coasts.

It is expected to remain cold and there will be a potential change in the weather is signalled around mid-October.

The forecaster predicted further rain and strong winds are likely, but spells of fine and dry weather could be more widespread and long-lived.

Northern parts of the country are expected to see some frost and fog during the evenings.

Storm Alex – which has been affecting France – brought gale-force winds reaching 61mph to southern England on Friday.

According to the Met Office, nearly 100 flood alerts have been put in place as Storm Alex arrives.

There are 78 amber flood alerts for the country and 17 red warnings, but not severe.

Parts of Wales, southwest England and eastern Scotland were expected to see more than 100mm of rain falling over this weekend.

Jonathan Day, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Heavy rain will bring the potential for surface water flooding and perhaps some river flooding across the south of England on Friday.

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“More widespread and persistent heavy rain across much of England will bring the potential for further river and surface water flooding over the weekend.

“Environment Agency teams have been working hard to clear grills and weed screens in areas which may be affected, and are ready to support local authorities leading on responses to surface water flooding incidents, should they occur.

“We urge people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water – it is often deeper than it looks and just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car.”

Hundreds of roads have already been flooded due to Storm Alex and it was believed there would be around nine breakdowns per minute on UK roads.

RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis warned drivers not to drive through water unless they know for sure how shallow it is.

He said this week: “Heavy rain will make road conditions miserable if not downright dangerous for drivers this weekend, and they’ll need to be prepared for an ugly mix of surface spray, gusty winds and more than likely some disruption on the roads.

“Floods are also a possibility so drivers should remember never to attempt to drive through water unless they know for sure that it’s shallow enough.

“For drivers who are unlucky enough to breakdown in the horrid conditions, our patrols will be working around the clock to get them moving again.”

The last time amber warnings were issued for rain was back in March when the country braced itself for heavy rain.

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