Ice, heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the UK from today (Picture: LNP)
If it didn’t really feel like winter was truly upon us, it certainly does now.
Ice, heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the UK from today, forecasters have warned.
A yellow wind warning is currently in place for areas of south-west England and south Wales, with gusts reaching up to 65mph on land and 80mph in coastal areas.
The warning is in place until 6pm tonight, while a yellow rain warning covers most of Northern Ireland until midnight. And a yellow warning for ice was in place in Scotland until 9.30am today.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: ‘We’ve got two areas of low pressure that are coming towards the UK tonight and into tomorrow.
‘First one’s towards the north west of Northern Ireland and the second one’s coming up in Ireland and south-west England.
‘They’re going to bring some very wet and windy weather.’
He said there is also a risk of strong winds in coastal parts of Cornwell, Devon and south Wales.
It’s time to get your brollies ready (Picture: Getty Images)
Temperatures may also drop as low as -4°C in some parts of the country today (Picture: LNP)
â A wet and windy start to Monday across Northern Ireland, southwest England and Wales
â ï¸ Rain and strong winds are set to move northeastwards, so stay #WeatherAware
Take a look at the latest radar ð pic.twitter.com/neXqmkMKSz
— Met Office (@metoffice) November 21, 2022
‘Tomorrow, it’s worth bearing in mind there’s a bit of uncertainty around this, so different models are doing slightly different things with the track of that low pressure,’ he added.
‘Particularly on your coastal parts of Cornwall, Devon and south Wales, there is the risk of some significantly strong winds.’
Alex said another weather warning could soon be in place in west Wales and Northern Ireland later today.
‘There could be some significant rain,’ he explained.
‘We don’t have a warning as of yet. But, you know, it’s not out of the question.’
He warned those travelling to airports – particularly Cardiff and Exeter Airport – should allow extra time as they could face disruption on their journey.
Temperatures may also drop as low as -4°C in some parts of the country today.
‘It’s going to be quite cold towards particularly north-eastern UK,’ Alex added.
‘So, temperatures around minus four perhaps. And so that that brings the risk of ice and fog, so it’s difficult driving conditions there.’
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