As the charts turn purple, the UK weather forecast predicts gale force winds and cold temperatures.
The UK is due to be battered by gale force winds and torrential rain this weekend, as temperatures drop into the single digits, ushering in a period of harsh weather at the start of October.
As severe winds threaten to pound the country, the latest weather forecasts are beginning to turn purple for Saturday, predicting a near-washout for the weekend. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected to pound parts of southeast England, according to Netweather charts, and a purple band approaching the UK can be seen on a wind map from WXCHARTS, indicating the possibility of gale force conditions. Temperatures are expected to plummet again on Saturday, with the extremely cold air adding to millions of Britons’ agony.
According to Netweather, temperatures will drop to as low as 9°C in many parts of Scotland, and will barely reach double digits in many parts of northern England.
According to the most recent weather map from WXCHARTS, up to 23mm of rain could fall across the country in the last 24 hours by 9 p.m. on Saturday.
By tomorrow evening, more than 20mm of rain is expected to fall across much of southern England and a small section of Scotland.
“We’re now watching out for a southerly tracking low moving in on Saturday,” Netweather forecaster Ian Simpson said.
“There is significant doubt about how deep the low pressure system will go, with gale-force winds possible.”
“However, forecast models have recently backed down from predicting the possibility of severe gales.
“Probably more significant will be the rain associated with the system, with bands of persistent and, at times, heavy rain spreading from the southwest, affecting mostly England, Wales, and southern Scotland,” Mr Simpson continued.
“The most of the rain from this system will bypass Northern Ireland and northwest Scotland, giving them a day of sunshine and showers.”
“Temperatures will be cold for many, but in southeast England, temperatures could reach 15 to 17 degrees Celsius.”
The Met Office has issued a yellow wind and rain warning for Saturday from 1pm to 10pm, covering much of southern England and extending up to East Anglia.
“Strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday afternoon and evening, causing some travel interruption,” it says.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” according to Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin.