BRITS are set to be battered by 70mph winds and wet weather as the Met Office issues a two-day severe warning.
Severe wind weather warnings are in place from today until Thursday for the west of England, Wales and the whole of Northern Ireland.
The Met Office said: “A spell of strong southerly winds are expected to develop on Wednesday night across southwest England and move north across western parts of Wales, southwest Scotland and all of Northern Ireland during the early hours of Thursday.
“Although there is some uncertainty in the track of the low, gusts of 65 mph are possible inland, with 70 mph or more possible around coasts and hills.
“Whilst winds may temporarily ease during Thursday morning, a band of heavy rain is likely to move east during Thursday afternoon and evening accompanied by some locally squally winds.”
Last night, mist and fog patches will form under clear spells but strengthening winds and rain arriving across south-western parts.
Elsewhere there will be sunny spells but scattered heavy showers will develop across Britain with a risk of thunder.
A severe wind weather warning is in place from today until Thursday – bringing strong gusts to coastal towns in the west of England and Scotland.
Some places could also experience bursts of 20-25mm of rainfall in just one hour or up to 50mm in a few hours, according to Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst.
He said: “England and Wales continue to have sunshine and showers, some of the showers could be heavy with thunder, but overall the showers will probably be less frequent compared to the last few days and not quite as intense.”
There might also be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport alongside the 70mph winds.
Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may also be affected by spray and large waves as the wind lashes the UK.
The strong gusts will likely bring damage to trees and wildlife, as well as debris on roads, given the time of year.
The heavy flooding comes after temperatures reached a scorching 37C in parts of the UK last week.
August 7 was recorded the hottest August day for 17 years, with the highest temperature recorded at 38.5C at Faversham in Kent.