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UK weather forecast TODAY – Beer garden Brits to be lashed with torrential rain as yellow weather warnings issued

BRITS will be lashed with torrential rain and strong winds today, with yellow weather warnings issued in parts of the country.

The Met Office said: "It's going to be a wet start to the weekend, with some heavy and persistent #rain in places, especially across South Wales where a rain warning has been issued."

Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK on Thursday in a -6C freeze while southern Brits basked in sunshine.

A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England tomorrow - but Scotland will still be feeling the chill.

In parts of Scotland, temperatures reached as low as -5.5C yesterday morning as a cold snap hits northern Brits.

The Met Office said the South East of England will see the best of the warm weekend weather coming in from the continent.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below...

  • SATURDAY FORECAST

    The Met Office's weather forecast for today says: "Rain in southern and western areas, heavy over hills, will move northwards across most areas.

    "Northern Ireland brightening up with scattered showers, while parts of southern and eastern England should turn brighter.

    "Windy but milder, rather warm in the southeast."

  • TODAY'S OUTLOOK - MET OFFICE

  • ‘UNSEASONABLE’ WEATHER FRONT TO STRIKE THE COUNTRY

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • SATURDAY FORECAST: COLD TEMPERATURES AND DRIZZLE EXPECTED TO SET IN TOMORROW

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • WEEKEND SUNSHINE

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said: "We will see things turning warmer.

    "We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend. It could get really quite warm. Certainly, we are looking at temperatures in the mid to high teens.

    "Certainly a lot warmer than it is at the moment. We could top 20C possibly across the south east."

  • MET OFFICE: HEAVY RAIN ON SATURDAY MORNING

  • COLD TEMPERATURES AND DRIZZLE EXPECTED TO SET IN TOMORROW

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • MET OFFICE: HEAVY, PERSISTENT RAIN TO START THE WEEKEND

  • ‘20C MINI HEATWAVE’ TO SWEEP SOUTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Britain will bask in warm weather this weekend after Thursday’s surprise snow is washed away by heavy rain showers.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England from tomorrow- but many parts will also get a Saturday soaking.

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: “There is some good news for the weekend.

    “We will see things turning warmer.

    “We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.”

  • UK WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST - BRITAIN TO BASK IN 20C MINI-HEATWAVE THIS WEEKEND AFTER HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS

    UK weekend weather forecast - Britain to bask in 20C mini-heatwave this weekend after heavy rain showers
  • THIS WEEKEND COULD BE WETTEST OF THE YEAR

    This weekend to the wettest day of the year so far, according to Ladbrokes.

    With more heavy rain ready to batter Britain, the bookies have cut odds from 6/1 to just 3/1 on the wettest day of 2021 being recorded before the weekend is out.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With even more rain on the way over the next few days, we’ve been forced to slash odds in half on the wettest day of the year coming this weekend.”EditDelete

  • ‘UNSEASONABLE’ WEATHER FRONT TO STRIKE THE COUNTRY

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • SATURDAY FORECAST: COLD TEMPERATURES AND DRIZZLE EXPECTED TO SET IN TOMORROW

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • WEEKEND WEATHER TO SEE THINGS GET WARMER

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: “There is some good news for the weekend.

    “We will see things turning warmer.

    “We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.

    “It could get really quite warm. Certainly, we are looking at temperatures in the mid to high teens.

    “Certainly a lot warmer than it is at the moment.

    “We could top 20C possibly across the south east.”

  • RAIN & STRENGTHENING WIND TO HIT THE FAR SOUTHWEST THIS EVENING

    Rain and a strengthening wind is expected to arrive in the far southwest this evening.

    Elsewhere, scattered showers will die off as the evening progresses, leaving a pleasant evening with dry conditions for most.

    This is expected to simply be the calm before the storm - a deluge of rain is forecast to settle in from tomorrow morning.

  • ‘MINI HEATWAVE’ TO SWEEP SOUTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Britain will bask in warm weather this weekend after Thursday’s surprise snow is washed away by heavy rain showers.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England from tomorrow- but many parts will also get a Saturday soaking.

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: “There is some good news for the weekend.

    “We will see things turning warmer.

    “We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.”

  • HEAVY, PERSISTENT RAIN TO START THE WEEKEND

  • WILD SPRING FOR THE UK

  • YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AHEAD OF SATURDAY

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for southern parts of Wales, ahead of what’s expected to be a washout of a weekend.

    Heavy rain is expected from 6am on Saturday, to midnight.

    Stay on top of the current weather warnings at Met Office, here.

  • THIS WEEKEND COULD BE WETTEST OF THE YEAR

    This weekend to the wettest day of the year so far, according to Ladbrokes.

    With more heavy rain ready to batter Britain, the bookies have cut odds from 6/1 to just 3/1 on the wettest day of 2021 being recorded before the weekend is out.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With even more rain on the way over the next few days, we’ve been forced to slash odds in half on the wettest day of the year coming this weekend.”

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