UK weather forecast today – Met Office URGENT weather warning for London with heavy rain and flooding ahead of Christmas

BRITS are set to be battered with nonstop rain until Christmas eve with flood warnings in place.

An urgent Met Office yellow weather warning has been issued with London expected to bear the brunt of the "relentless rain".

However, the first White Christmas in years is predicted to occur this week – finally bringing some winter joy at the end of a miserable 2020.

While most of the country will see milder temperatures and heavy rain, parts of the north are predicted to see snow on Christmas Day – the first time the UK will have had a White Christmas since 2015.

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  • Shayma Bakht

    POWERFUL WINDS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds on Saturday (Boxing Day) and Sunday.

    Winds will be felt across England and Wales and the far south of Scotland

    Saturday forecast
    Sunday forecast
  • Shayma Bakht

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST:

    Rain to be replaced with wind and frost tonight.

    The Met Office says: "Rain will clear southeastwards, leaving many areas with clear spells but a few wintry showers affecting northern Scotland and some western and eastern coastal areas.

    "Windy, cold, frost in places."

  • Shayma Bakht

    MILD MORNING TEMPERATURES

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    IN PICS: foggy, misty, damp morning in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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    DULL START WITH BLUSTERY SHOWERS THIS MORNING

  • Shayma Bakht

    RAINY DAY AHEAD

    Today's weather will be wet and rain could cause some disruption in places.

    The Met Office says: "Rain will affect many southern and central areas, heavy in places and perhaps causing some disruption.

    "Southern England will be mild but feeling chilly elsewhere as winds strengthen.

    "The north will be brighter and colder, with the odd shower."

  • Ben Hill

    WALES FLOOD WARNING

    Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Wales in the run-up to Christmas Day while people have been asked to stay alert for potential flooding.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for Mid and South Wales going into Christmas Eve morning, with ground already saturated and rivers swollen from downpours over the weekend.

    The warning is in place from 6am on Wednesday until 6am Thursday, with 50 to 70 millimetres of rain expected to fall across eastern parts of the country.

  • Ben Hill

    RAIN BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    Unsettled rainy weather, with a chance of flooding in the South, has been forecast for the lead up to Christmas Day.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning covering all parts of the UK south of Birmingham, which is in place from Wednesday morning until 6am on Christmas Eve.

    Disruption to travel and power lines is expected in the southern half of England and Wales, which is due to be the worst hit by rain spreading across the nation.

    The Environment Agency has also issued eight flood warnings, for areas where heavy rainfall is expected at scattered locations around the UK.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Here's the forecast for tomorrow according to the Met Office: "Some heavy rain for parts of Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and southwest England.

    "Other parts of England also seeing rain at times. Scotland and Northern Ireland drier and brighter."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: NORTHWEST

    Here's the forecast tonight for the northwest.

    The Met Office says: "Cloud will build from the south through the evening, and outbreaks of rain will follow.

    "This rain will become heavier and more widespread through the early hours.

    "Frost possible for prone areas in the far north. Minimum temperature 2 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    SUNRISE IN SCOTLAND

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  • Dan Keane

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: LONDON AND THE SOUTHEAST

    Here's the forecast for London and the southeast.

    The Met Office says: "Cloud and further outbreaks of rain will return northwards across all parts overnight.

    "However, there will be some drier interludes, especially towards the end of the night. Mild. Minimum temperature 9 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    FLOODED FIELDS IN WALES

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: SCOTLAND

    Here's the forecast for tonight in Scotland.

    The Met Office says: "Most staying dry, however cloud thickening to bring the chance of some patchy rain to the far south towards dawn.

    "West to northwest breezes. Slight frost for many central parts. Minimum temperature -2 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    FOGGY MORNING IN DORSET

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    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: WALES

    Here's the forecast tonight for Wales, according to the Met Office.

    Their website says: "Rain will spread across the country from the south through the evening and overnight, heavy at times.

    "Staying cloudy throughout, with winds strengthening along northern coasts during the early hours.

    "Minimum temperature 4 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    MISTY MORNING IN LANCS

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: NORTHERN IRELAND

    Here's the forecast tonight for Northern Ireland, according to the Met Office: "Most staying dry, however cloud thickening to bring the chance of some patchy rain to Down and Belfast towards dawn.

    "Light winds. Slight frost possible for coldest northern parts. Minimum temperature -1 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    BRAVE SWIMMER IN WEST DORSET

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: UK

    Here's the forecast for tonight, according to the Met Office: "Evening cloud and outbreaks of rain over Wales and southern and central England spreading northwards into parts of northern England.

    "Clearer skies over much of Scotland and Northern Ireland where a colder night with a few coastal showers."

  • Shayma Bakht

    CLOSER LOOK AT SHOWERS IN THE NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON

  • Shayma Bakht

    YELLOW-WARNING TOMORROW

    Heavy rain has prompted a yellow weather warning tomorrow and Christmas Eve.

    The Met Office warns: "Spells of heavy rain are expected across southern parts of England and Wales from Wednesday 0600 – Thursday (Christmas Eve) 0600"

  • Shayma Bakht

    DRY AND BRIGHT CHRISTMAS FOR MOST

    Expect wintery showers over the weekend, and a dry and bright Christmas for most.

    The Met Office says: "Wintry showers in the east Thursday, otherwise dry with sunny spells. Rain spreading to Scotland Christmas Day, dry and bright elsewhere. Windy Boxing Day with rain spreading from the north."

  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: northern lights (aurora borealis) seen last night) from the Shetland Islands, Scotland

  • Justin Lawrence

    SIX FLOOD WARNINGS PUT IN PLACE ACROSS THE UK

    Any hopes of a white Christmas appear to have been dashed – even though temperatures could drop to as low as -3C in parts of England and Wales on December 24.

    Britain will be battered by rain today and despite temperatures being forecast to plummet in the days ahead, any chance of a white Christmas seems to have disappeared.

    London and the south east will be battered for most of the day and six flood warnings are already in place across the UK.

    It will be drier but colder in the north and in Scotland it could get down to -4 in some areas.

    A wet and windy day is ahead for most of us with downpours and strong winds across England and Wales a feature in the build up to Christmas Day.

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