Weather forecast today – Met Office issues two yellow warnings as wet and windy conditions continue to batter Britain

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1 Nov 2020, 7:26Updated: 1 Nov 2020, 7:26

THE Met Office has two yellow weather warnings in place - one for wind and one for rain.

One covers Wales and north-west England while the far north-west of Scotland is also covered.

Storm Aiden is fizzling out finally but another band of low pressure is now sweeping in from the west, bringing with it more wet and windy conditions.

A total of 18 flood alerts are also in place across the country.

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.

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TODAY'S FORECAST

Today: Early rain clears, leaving brighter skies and scattered showers before more rain, heavy in places returns to much of Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

Very mild in south. Much of Scotland brighter with showers, severe gales affecting the northwest later.

Tonight: Heavy rain and gales continue for many southern and central areas, with possibly flooding around western hills.

Exceptionally mild. Scotland and then Northern Ireland, clear spells and showers, winds easing.

MORE SETTLED WEATHER NEXT WEEK

Brits will be able to enjoy more settled weather next week after the UK was battered by wind and rain this weekend.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “On Sunday we are seeing more rain to come from the south west, again affecting the whole of the UK.

“This is gradually quietening down coming into next week, when we will see a big change towards more settled weather.”

BLUE MOON LOOKS RED OVER MANHATTAN

The Blue Moon that appeared over the Manhattan skyline looked more like it was red in this stunning photo.

A blue moon only happens on Halloween approximately every 19 years.

ONE MILLION PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM PHILIPPINES AS TYPHOON GONI HITS

One million people have been evacuated from their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Goni hit with 165mph winds.

Manila's international airport will be shut for 24 hours from 10 am local time on Sunday.

Preemptive evacuation” is underway, Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the Philippines' disaster risk-monitoring agency, said in a briefing on Saturday.

Nearly 800,000 people have fled their homes in Albay province in the main Luzon island, while 200,000 more have been evacuated in nearby provinces, he added.

STORM AIDEN FORCES GLASGOW TO CANCEL HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW

Organisers of GlasGLOW were forced to cancel the Halloween light show due to Storm Aiden.

Barriers to ensure social distancing were likely to be affected by the strong gusts of wind.

GlasGLOW organisers said in a statement: “There are currently high winds, and whilst the gardens themselves are safe, we have lots of barriers throughout the gardens for social distancing, which are vulnerable to high winds.

“We're absolutely devastated to have to cancel, especially at short notice, but the wind has picked up to a level where we need to be cautious.”

WEATHER WARNINGS FOR SUNDAY

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for Sunday.

One is for rain and covers most of Wales as well as most of north-west England.

The other, for wind, covers the far north-east of Scotland.

TYPHOON GONI TO CAUSE 'CATASTROPHIC' DAMAGE

Typhoon Goni is now the strongest western Pacific typhoon since 2016, according to the Met Office.

It is expected to hit the town of Virac in the Philippines in the next couple of hours causing “catastrophic wind damage”.

PICTURED: BLUE MOON IN SPAIN

This Halloween Blue Moon photo was taken in Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, Spain.

SOUTH WILL SEE MILD CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY

The south of England will see mild conditions on Sunday while most parts will be battered by wind and rain.

As Storm Aidan comes to an end, more wet and windy weather is set to push in from the west.

Most of the UK will see miserable conditions but southern parts will see a mild day, according to the Met Office, with temperatures hitting 17C.

MORE WET AND WINDY WEATHER ON ITS WAY

Britain is expected to be battered by more wet and windy weather as the weekend draws to a close.

Storm Aiden will have cleared by Sunday morning, the Met Office says, but the grim conditions will continue as more wind and rain arrives from the west.

STORM AIDEN TO BRING HEAVY RAIN TO NORTH-WEST EUROPE

The next few days are expected to see heavy rainfall across north-west Europe, including the UK.

BBC weather forecaster Darren Bett said heavy rain on Saturday evening and another band of rain and wind to strike the UK, Scandinavia and parts of central Europe by Sunday evening.

He said: “On Saturday we have had Storm Aiden sweeping to the north-west of the UK.

“That is moving away but by Sunday there will be some more wind and rain coming into the UK.

“Storm Aiden will be spilling itself into other northwestern parts of Europe.”

BLUE MOON FOR HALLOWEEN

A Blue Moon is expected to be seen as kids of all ages go out for Halloween.

A Blue Moon is the second full moon in a month.

Trick or treaters are likely to get a good view of it as the Met Office is predicting clear skies.

IN PICTURES: PEOPLE GET A SOAKING ON THE RIVER CAM, CAMBRIDGE

AIDEN'S ANGER

Storm Aiden battered Britain today with heavy downpours, floods and gales of up to 79mph.

The grim weather came before the tail-end of Hurricane Zeta gets set to swoop over the country tomorrow.

Read more on the latest here.

MET OFFICE UPDATES YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS FOR WALES AND SCOTLAND

The Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings in parts of Wales, the North East of England and Scotland.

It tweeted: “Storm Aiden will bring further rain to parts of Scotland today. Warning in force Saturday until 1900.”

In a separate tweet, the weather agency said warnings in Wales for rain would be in place until Monday, with up to “90mm of rain” predicted in some areas.

It continued: “In addition, the warning for Wales and northwest England tomorrow has been updated this morning, bringing forward the start time to midday, and now ending 0800 Monday.

“Up to 90 mm of rain is possible during the period over the hills in Wales.”

In addition, the warning for Wales and northwest England tomorrow has been updated this morning, bringing forward the start time to midday, and now ending 0800 Monday. Up to 90 mm of rain is possible during the period over the hills in Wales.
More details: #WeatherAware https://t.co/pxmoclXwdj

— Met Office (@metoffice) October 31, 2020

IN PICTURES: ANGLER LASHED BY WINDS IN HEYSHAM, LANCASHIRE

DIVER SPOTS MAN-MADE UNDERWATER MUSEUM OFF COAST OF LANZAROTE

A diver has spotted an impressive man-made underwater museum.

Photographer Wojciech Dopierała, 30, captured Museo Atlántico – thought to be the first underwater museum – while exploring the waters off the south coast of Lanzarote.

Wojciech says the area if known for its underwater landscapes and the museum consists of 300 life-sized sculptures.

He added: “The Canary Islands is a well-known place for European divers. Not only because of its underwater landscapes, marine life and good weather conditions but also now, for those who enjoy art, Lanzarote has something special to offer.

“15m below the surface of its crystal-clear water, a very unique art exposition can be found. It's the very first, and so far, the only underwater museum in Europe.”

IN PICTURES: CARS DRIVING THROUGH WATER IN CARDIFF

UK TO BE BATTERED BY STORM AIDEN AND REMNANTS OF HURRICANE

Storm Aiden and the remnants of Hurricane Zeta are set to batter the UK over the Halloween weekend.

The Met Office has predicted wet and windy weather for the entire nation, with a storm moving from the west on Saturday followed by the tail edge of a hurricane on Sunday.

Yellow weather warnings for rain are in place until 7pm on Saturday for Ireland and the west coast of England, Scotland and Wales where travel disruption and potential power cuts are expected.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said he expects flooding could happen “almost anywhere” as the nation is set for a drenching this weekend.

He added Storm Aiden is expected to bring wet and windy weather to all parts of the UK, moving from the west to the east throughout Saturday.

2-1 ODDS FOR WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD

Leading bookmaker Coral makes this November just 2-1 to be the wettest since records began with wet weather forecast for the start of the month.

“It's going to be a wet and wild start to November and we've slashed the odds on it going down as the wettest we've ever had here in the UK,” said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

The firm make this winter just evens to the coldest winter on record.

“Our betting suggests that this winter is going to be one of the coldest we have ever had,” added Aitkenhead.

HURRICANE ZETA STORM PATH TRACKER

Hurricane Zeta is the strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S this late in the season since 1899.

But where is it now and what is its path?

Google Maps has a live tracker on their homepage that can be viewed here and The National Hurricane Centre also features a tracker map on their website.

Click here for everything you need to know…

MET OFFICE: 'PLENTY OF RAIN TO COME' THIS WEEKEND BUT DRIER NEXT WEEK

Have you had enough of the rain? 🌧️

There's plenty more to come this weekend, but there are signs of some drier weather next week as high pressure edges in ⛅️ pic.twitter.com/GlGtv7u4fs

— Met Office (@metoffice) October 30, 2020

IN PICTURES: CHILDREN SOAKED BY HUGE WAVES AT SOUTHSEA, HAMPSHIRE

WET AND WINDY WEATHER TO HIT UK THIS MORNING

STORM AIDEN BRINGS WEATHER WARNINGS

Met Office has issued weather warnings from Saturday to Monday due to Storm Aiden and the remnants of Hurricane Zeta.

The Met Office wrote on Twitter today: “Stormaiden has been named by @MetEireann.

“Storm Aiden is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK on Saturday”.

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