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UK weather forecast: Gale force winds and heavy rain to savage Britain over brutal weekend

In addition, Sunday could even bring hail and thunder as showers are set to continue. The BBC’s Ben Rich warned the weekend’s weather “may have an impact” on people’s plans.

He said Britons should be prepared for short bursts of “really intense” rainfall and heavy winds associated with a band of bad weather heading north-east.

Early Saturday morning will see the UK positioned between two separate weather systems, meaning clear skies and cold temperatures.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall added: “As the cloud and rain pushes in from the west and these winds whip up - we’ll see gales around western coasts - it does mean those temperatures will start to rise.”

Saturday morning rain

Weather maps show wind and rain coming from the west on Saturday morning (Image: WX Charts)

He said strong winds and gales are due to move northwards through the Irish Sea on Saturday morning.

These will hit western parts of Scotland and leave other western areas with a wet start to the day.

The band of wet and windy weather is due to move eastwards cross the country as the afternoon goes on.

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UK wind map

A band of high wind can be seen across the UK on Saturday morning (Image: WX Charts)

Mr Miall warned: “We are going to see a short, sharp burst of quite heavy rain amongst that – some really gusty winds as well.”

The far south-east of England, however, may remain largely dry.

By late afternoon south-eastern areas could see temperatures as high as 17 degrees Celsius.

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UK weather map Saturday

Maps show rain across the south-east on Saturday afternoon (Image: WX Charts)

However, Met Office maps show northern areas and Scotland in particular are set to be colder – between 10 and 13 degrees.

While the south-east is set to remain dry during the day, the Met Office warned of a band of rain there throughout the evening.

For Sunday, the Met Office warned: “A mix of sunny intervals and showers, some of these heavy with possible hail or thunder.

UK temperature map

South-eastern areas are set to be warmest on Saturday afternoon, this map shows (Image: WX Charts)

“Showers fewest in some eastern areas. Windy especially in the northwest. Less mild.”

Early Sunday morning should bring temperatures in the low double figures around southern parts of England, and around 8 degrees in Scotland.

Western areas are likely to be the most showery during Sunday afternoon, while some eastern regions may see some sunshine from the north to the south.

Mr Miall said the weather this weekend would be “fairly typical autumn” but “unsettled” nonetheless.

UK weather map Monday

Monday afternoon will see scattered showers too (Image: WX Charts)

The unsettled skies will continue on into next week as well, with Monday likely to be breezy and showery with some sunshine, according to the BBC.

It is likely this will continue through Tuesday and Wednesday as well, perhaps with longer periods of rain.

Coinciding with the rain, clocks are also due to go back an hour at 2am on Sunday morning.

This marks the end of British Summer Time, and the UK will begin observing Greenwich Mean Time instead.

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