UK weather forecast Met Office issues warnings as 60mph gales hit before 'bulge in the jet stream' brings mini-heatwave

BRITS in the north are set to be battered with 60mph winds this weekend before next week's mini-heatwave.

The gales and wet weather in northern areas of the UK will arrive as the latest Covid clampdown begins.



Two weather warnings are in place over the weekend, as Brits in the north and Scotland are set to be battered with rain.

Floods are likely, and spray on roads will make journeys more difficult in the affected region.

Rainfall could be as heavy as 160mm in some hilly areas.

Along with the drizzle, across the weekend there will be a surge of strong southwesterly winds that could reach speeds of 60mph across the north of the UK.

The yellow warnings are in place for Saturday and Sunday, covering Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Highland, and Argyll and Bute.

WEATHER WARNINGS

The Met Office said: “Heavy and persistent rain is expected to develop over western Scotland during Saturday evening and continue through much of Sunday.

"Many places in the highlighted region will see 25-50 mm of rainfall however, over the hills and mountains, peak totals of 120-160 mm are likely during this time.

"In association with the rainfall, there will be a period of strong southwesterly winds, although these are not expected to be overly impactful, they may make travelling conditions more challenging in places."

WARMING UP

However, across other parts of the UK, temperatures are warming up in time for an end of summer scorcher.

Mercury is set to reach over 30C on Monday as warm air moves into Britain from Europe.

Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey said: "It's typical.

"After a wet and windy end to August, which saw two named storms, this weather is very welcome.

"Warm air is arriving from the Continent.

"We're already seeing temperatures increase, particularly across London and the south east.

"We'll really start to notice it on Sunday with 25C on the cards, before 31C on Monday and again Tuesday."

A Met office spokesperson said: “A bulge in the jet stream over the next few days will allow some very warm air to move northwards across the UK, with some central and southeastern areas possibly becoming hot early next week.”


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