UK Weather forecast TODAY – Flood warnings as Storm Aiden lashes Britain with torrential rain and 70mph winds

Flood warnings have been issued as Storm Aiden threatened to lash the UK with torrential rain.

With temperatures plunging as low as 1C this week, a heavy band of rain is sweeping in from the North West.

The Met office said: “A cold start to Monday morning that band of rain will gradually moving its way across Northern Ireland and into Scotland later pushing into Wales and Southwest England."

The River Wissey at Mundford, Stoke Ferry and Hilgay in Norfolk is expected to flood with “immediate action required”.

Flood alerts have also been put in place for other rivers in East Anglia including the tidal rivers Waveney and River Yare.

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  • DRIZZLY RAIN THIS MORNING

    A band of rain is working its way eastwards into western areas this morning.

    However, there will be plenty of sunshine with brighter conditions arriving across East Anglia and the far southeast by lunchtime, according to the Met Office.

    This morning the UK has seen lows of 1C and highs of 13C.

  • SURFS UP THIS MORNING

    A surfer was pictured on a beach in Hartlepool this morning as the sun rose this morning.

  • ICY WINDS AND FREEZING RAIN

    Icy winds and freezing rain set to hit the UK with temperatures set to plunge to 1C this week.

    But it's expected to be sunny and dry for the start before getting colder.

    The Met office said: “A cold start to Monday morning that band of rain will gradually moving its way across Northern Ireland and into Scotland later pushing into Wales and Southwest England.

    “Further east though it stays dry with plenty of sunshine so a much brighter day for eastern England compared to recently.”

  • WEATHER CHANGE

    A new weather front moving in will bring a change in the wind direction and "that means much milder conditions will be spreading across the UK,” said BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker.

    He added: “We will have lost that cold northerly wind and instead get this Atlantic westerly, so there's milder air, but with that comes a price – cloud and rain.

    “But temperatures are back up to 18C on Monday in London, 17C in Hull, 15C in Newcastle.”

    After a further lull on Tuesday, the next low pressure front will be racing from the west, pushed by a powerful jet stream.

    Mr Schafernaker said: “So by about Wednesday onwards the weather is really going to go downhill.

    “Across many parts of the UK we are expecting outbreaks of rain and stronger winds.

    “And from Wednesday onwards pretty much all areas are in for an unsettled spell of weather which will take us into the following weekend as well.”

  • SUNDAY HIT A HIGH OF 18.8C

    The hottest place in the UK on Sunday was Cardiff with a top temperature of 18.8C.

    Exeter saw the most sunshine with 11.2 hours, according to the Met Office.

    The coldest temperature was recorded in Braemar, Scotland, with a freezing -5C.

    Brooms Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, saw 5mm of rainfall.

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