The worst of the weather will centre around the north and central parts of the UK while winds of up to 69mph have been forecast for the east of England on Wednesday
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Britain’s coastlines will be hit by gale force winds and the mercury is forecast to plummet today as the autumn washout continues.
After torrential downpours lashed the nation yesterday Wednesday will see a mix of sunshine and showers, the Met Office predicts.
The worst of the weather will centre around the north and central parts of the UK while winds of up to 69mph have been forecast for the east of England.
Coastal regions in particular will be battered by the strong gales, particularly along the North Sea coasts, say forecasters.
The mercury is also forecast to plunge with highs barely going into the mid-teens in southern regions. For large parts of the country temperatures will only just rise into double digits.
The rest of the week is also set to be a washout with more torrential rain predicted for vast swathes of the country.
Strong winds are also forecast and more chilly weather for many.
The blast of chilly weather has spelled trouble for northern regions, with parts of Scotland braced for snowfall, after already receiving a dose of frosty weather.
The Met Office’s Aidan McGivern previously warned: “With Atlantic weather now in charge, we can expect very changeable weather through the week.
“There’ll be wind and rain, but also showery and sunnier periods at times.”
Snow has already hit hilly parts of Scotland and more flurries are expected this week. On Wednesday winds of up to 69mph are expected in the east of England.
UK Weather Forecast
Mixture of sunshine and showers, these focused across the northwest and some central areas. Cloud increasing in far west later, with rain perhaps reaching Northern Ireland during the evening. Rather windy, risk of coastal gales along North Sea coasts.
Showers becoming confined to windward coasts. Clearing skies for many and turning chilly, especially across central and eastern UK. Turning wet and windy in the northwest later with coastal gales.
Band of rain moving southeast across the UK, though far southeast may stay dry. Sunny spells and showers to follow across the northwest. Windy again.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Remaining unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain affecting all areas although some drier, brighter interludes are expected. Generally windy with coastal gales at times.