UK Weather forecast today – Hurricane Epilson brings MONTH’S rain in 36 hours as Halloween set to be a total washout

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27 Oct 2020, 11:57Updated: 27 Oct 2020, 11:57

THE remnants of a howling Halloween hurricane is set to turn the spooky day into a washout.

The tail-end of Hurricane Epilson will bring more than a MONTH’S rain in just 36 hours.

Wales will be hit the hardest with more than 132 mm of rainfall in just one-and-a-half days, well over the UK’s MONTHLY average of 90mm.

And blustery weather could push through until Saturday, putting a wet end to any Halloween celebrations.

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‘WARM CONVEYOR’ BRINGING MOIST AIR AT THE END OF THE WEEK

A “warm conveyor” will bring moist air and rain over the end of this week.

Speaking to MailOnline Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “It is rain rather than wind that will dominate our attention later in the week with a so-called 'warm conveyor' set up to bring a flow of very moist and warm air to the UK from further south in the Atlantic, triggering heavy rainfall for high ground in the west of the UK.

“We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.

“Across the warning area accumulations of 30-40mm of rain can be expected, while isolated areas exposed the strong south-westerly winds could see 50-80mm.

“We expect the heaviest rainfall to occur in the mountains of Wales where some areas could witness 130mm of rainfall.”

HALLOWEEN HURRICANE

The remnants of a hurricane will batter Britain this week.

The tail-end of Hurricane Epilson will bring more than a MONTH’S rain in just 36 hours.

Wales will be hit the hardest with more than 132 mm of rainfall in just one-and-a-half days, well over the UK’s MONTHLY average of 90mm.

And blustery weather could push through until Saturday, putting a wet end to any Halloween celebrations.

According to forecasters, the remnants of former Hurricane Epsilon have been sucked into a deep, dark area of low pressure bringing wind and rain to the UK.

MAKESHIFT BROLLYS AT THE READY

UNSETTLED AUTUMN WEATHER

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Until the end of October we are looking at an unsettled spell of typical autumnal weather which will dominate the forecast.”

HAIL AND THUNDER POSSIBLE FOR TOMORROW

Hail and thunder are possible from Wednesday, according to the Met Office.

The weather is expected to remain unsettled with heavy rain and strong winds until the end of October.

WARMER EVENING

Despite a blustery and wet day, this evening should be a little warmer.

Forecaster Aiden McGivern said temperatures will feel a bit warmer in tonight, with highs of up to 15C.

WET OCTOBER

GREY, DAMP TUESDAY

We’re in for a wet one today with wind and showers galore.

Forecaster Aiden McGivern said it will be a “grey, cold and damp” day for many parts of the UK this Tuesday.

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said a weather front from the West will bring six to eight hours of rainfall on Tuesday.

He added: “The rain by lunchtime makes it into eastern England, central England and then eventually eastern Scotland by the end of the afternoon.”

UNSETTLED WEATHER AT THE END OF OCTOBER

UP TO 80MM OF RAIN THIS WEEK

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.

“Across the warning area accumulations of 30-40mm of rain can be expected, while isolated areas exposed the strong south-westerly winds could see 50-80mm.

“We expect the heaviest rainfall to occur in the mountains of Wales where some areas could witness 130mm of rainfall.”

WEATHER WARNINGS IN PLACE THIS WEEK

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as heavy downpours are expected across parts of central Wales and north-western England.

Forecasters expect 30-40mm of rain and strong winds to hit the country on Thursday and Friday.

Some mountain areas in Wales could also witness 130mm of rainfall, the Met Office said.

Heavy downpours could bring a risk of flooding in homes, forecasters said.

The Met Office said: “There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.”

UNSETTLED END TO OCTOBER

The Met Office has warned of an unsettled end to the month, with heavy rain and strong winds, interspersed with brighter periods.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Until the end of October we are looking at an unsettled spell of typical autumnal weather which will dominate the forecast.

“The remnants of former Hurricane Epsilon have been subsumed into another deep area of low pressure to the south-west of Iceland, and although the low centre is a long way from our shores and won’t cause disruption, the trailing weather fronts associated with this system will bring wind and rain to the UK, along with a potentially heavy swell.

“We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.”

The map below shows a yellow weather warning for rain over Wales and parts of the north west of England on Thursday.

RAINY START

It's a rainy start to the day today with showers moving from the west across the UK.

The showers are expected to clear later in the day, with bright skies for many.

It will still be breezy with showers mainly in the south and the west.

TUESDAY'S FORECAST

It's set to be another damp but bright day today with showers mainly in the south and the west.

Early cloud and rain over Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England will move eastwards, becoming mainly confined to Scotland by late afternoon.

Wrap up warm because it will be breezy, the Met Office has said.

LONG RANGE FORECAST

The Met Office's long range forecast says: “Conditions are expected to remain unsettled into the beginning of November, with outbreaks of rain at first, followed by a more showery regime.

“Strong winds are also likely to continue for the first few days of November, with gales possible at times.

“However, it will likely feel milder, particularly in the south. A change to more settled conditions is then expected midway through this period with any showers or longer spells of rain most likely affecting northern areas.

“Elsewhere, the south of the UK has an increased likelihood of seeing the best of this dry and settled weather. Winds possibly becoming light across the south with the strongest winds confined to the north.

“These more settled conditions bring an increased risk of colder weather with overnight frost and morning fog.”

OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

It will be rather cold with blustery showers Wednesday, the Met Office said.

The weather is set to become much milder towards the end of the week.

Rain is however expected in most parts of the country, particularly heavy on western hills.

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AUTUMN FOLIAGE

Trees growing in a tree plantation show their Autumn foliage in Knutsford, England.

WETTEST DAY

The UK's wettest day since records began saw Storm Alex bring enough rain to fill the Loch Ness, new figures reveal.

Data from the national weather service show Saturday October 3, the day after the storm, was the wettest day since records began in 1891.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER FORECAST

The Met Office's weather forecast for Tuesday says: “Rain continuing east, reaching the far north-east of Scotland later, followed by sunny spells into western and some central parts.

“Blustery showers following will become heavy later.”

RAIN MAP

THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT

Showers will gradually fade away, lasting longest in the north.

Clear spells will then allow a touch of frost in some northern and eastern parts, before cloud and rain reaches Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England later.

YELLOW WARNING

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.

“Across the warning area accumulations of 30-40mm of rain can be expected, while isolated areas exposed the strong south-westerly winds could see 50-80mm.

“We expect the heaviest rainfall to occur in the mountains of Wales where some areas could witness 130mm of rainfall.”

UNSETTLED END TO OCTOBER

The end of October is set to remain unsettled with heavy rain and strong winds, the Met Office has said.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Until the end of October we are looking at an unsettled spell of typical autumnal weather which will dominate the forecast.”

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