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Weather forecast today – Atlantic storm to bring hail, thunder and SNOW as October is set to be wettest month

AN Atlantic storm is set to bring a barrage of hail, thunder and even snow for some parts of the UK.

So far, this month is expected to be the wettest October in 150 years, as the Met Office has issued flood warnings for parts of the country.

BBC forecasters said today: “A change is likely after mid-November, when colder air from the Arctic and showery weather should extend southwards more often.

“Some heavy showers at times, falling as sleet, hail and even snow, especially over the mountains in the north.

“Colder by day and sharper frosts by night, on some nights.”

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  • TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Tomorrow is set to be a cloudy and rainy day for most of the country.

    The rain will be particularly heavy over the Western hills.

  • OCTOBER COULD BE LONDON'S WETTEST ON RECORD, SAY MET OFFICE

    This October could be London's wettest month on record, the Met Office has said.

    The city has recorded 139mm of rain between the start of the month and October 25.

    This is almost double the average of 78mm for the entire month.

    With rainfall for the final six days of the month yet to be recorded, October 2020 is already the ninth rainiest in London since 1862.

    Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge said with “considerable rainfall” expected in the coming days it is “quite likely” this month will break the October record, and potentially that of any other month.

  • STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TO HIT

    Fierce gusts of winds are expected to hit Northern Ireland, Wales, the Midlands and southern England.

    WXCHARTS maps show the strong winds are hitting the UK from November 10.

    By Wednesday morning the strong gusts of winds will hit northern parts of Scotland and move further south as the day goes on.

  • STORMY CONDITIONS

    Brits are braving the stormy weather in Newquay, Cornwall, with waves expected to reach 35 feet.

    Hurricane Epsilon is set to bring more than a month's rain in just 36 hours on Thursday and Friday.

  • SNOW ON THURSDAY

    Weather maps show there is a high risk of snow on Thursday November 12.

    The NetWeather chart shows northern parts of Scotland have almost a 100 percent chance of snow at 6am.

    Coastal parts of Scotland also have some risk of snowfall, according to the weather map.

  • SNOW POSSIBLE FOR NOVEMBER

    A big change in the weather is on the way as an Arctic snow blast smashes through Britain.

    Showers, hail and even snow could hit from mid-November.

    They said: “A change is likely after mid-November, when colder air from the Arctic and showery weather should extend southwards more often.

    “Some heavy showers at times, falling as sleet, hail and even snow, especially over the mountains in the north.

    “Colder by day and sharper frosts by night, on some nights.”

  • CAUGHT IN A DOWNPOUR

    Two men were pictured struggling to control their umbrella as the heavens opened in London this afternoon.

    Showers will ease this evening along with the strong blustery winds.

    Most parts will be turning dry and it's possible that there may be some clear spells.

    The cloud will thicken after midnight with the forecast looking gloomy for tomorrow.

  • RAINBOW FORMS AS WAVES SMASH AGAINST HARBOUR WALL IN PORTREATH, CORNWALL

  • FRIGID CAPITAL

    London will see a nearly two-week period where low temperatures will drop to freezing or below freezing on a couple of days.

    The start of this chilly period is forecast for December 1, according to Accuweather.

    Temperatures will start dipping next month and Londoners could face potential overnight temperatures of 0C or 1C.

    In December, Londoners could face bitterly cold nights – with temperatures potentially dipping to -2C.

    Snow is not forecast for the capital yet but that could change.

  • OCTOBER COULD BE LONDON'S WETTEST ON RECORD, SAY MET OFFICE

    This October could be London's wettest month on record, the Met Office has said.

    The city has recorded 139mm of rain between the start of the month and October 25.

    This is almost double the average of 78mm for the entire month.

    With rainfall for the final six days of the month yet to be recorded, October 2020 is already the ninth rainiest in London since 1862.

    Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge said with “considerable rainfall” expected in the coming days it is “quite likely” this month will break the October record, and potentially that of any other month.

  • TAKING A TUMBLE

    Surfers have been pictured enjoying the tricky conditions in St Ives, Cornwall as ex-hurricane Epsilon hits British shores.

  • AUTUMNAL BLOOM

    The 800 Wood in Cambridge showing off its autumnal colours after it was planted 11 years ago to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge.

    The wood was planted on former arable land owned by the university near Madingley village.

    The 10 hectare new native woodland was planted to join up with Madingley Wood, an ancient woodland designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    With over 15,000 trees planted, it is the largest planting project ever undertaken by the university.

  • STORMY CONDITIONS

    Brits are braving the stormy weather in Newquay, Cornwall, with waves expected to reach 35 feet.

    Hurricane Epsilon is set to bring more than a month's rain in just 36 hours on Thursday and Friday.

  • TONIGHT’S FORECAST

    Here’s the forecast for tonight according to the Met Office website:

    “Showers slowly fading, then clear spells in the north and east, but rain affecting Northern Ireland, Wales and south-western parts of England later.”

  • HEAVY RAIN WARNING ISSUED IN SCOTLAND

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in south-west Scotland.

    The warning will come into force from 9am on Thursday, with downpours of 40-50mm of rain likely.

    The Met Office say periods of heavy rainfall may lead to flooding and the disruption of transport.

    Yellow weather warnings are also in place on October 31 and November 1 in Scotland.

  • FLOOD ALERTS

    The Environment Agency has issued five flood alerts amid reports of strong gusts in coastal communities.

    Flooding is possible along the North Cornwall coast during high tide this afternoon and tomorrow morning, with waves exceeding seven metres in some cases.

    The Environment Agency say conditions in exposed locations are likely to be hazardous.

    The flood alerts in full:

  • BRITAIN FACES SIX INCHES OF RAIN IN 36 HOURS

    Parts of the UK have been placed under a yellow weather warning as the country braces itself for torrential downpours in the coming days.

    The warning is in place from 9am tomorrow until midnight on Saturday across much of the north west of England and Wales.

    On high ground, particularly in Wales and Cumbria, up to 150mm of rain could fall – six inches.

    The Met Office say homes and businesses could be flooded, delays to transport services are possible, spray and flooding can lead to hazardous conditions, while some communities may be cut off.

    There is a small chance of fast flowing floodwater causing danger to life.

  • SWANS ARE SWIMMING

    Swans were pictured swimming on the Leeds/Liverpool canal near Skipton, North Yorkshire during a stunning sunrise.

  • FORECAST IN THE CAPITAL

    Londoners may get caught in some light rain showers today.

    But, it will be a mild day with temperatures remaining stable between 12-13C.

    There could be a small downpour at around 6pm today as rain moves eastwards.

    It's not expected to be a chilly night with temperatures hovering between 8-10C.

  • STORM BREWING IN BLACKPOOL

    Strong winds are battering Blackpool's North Shore this morning.

    It will be wet and windy throughout in the seaside town today but there may be some occasional dry spells.

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