The BBC Weather service warned of a second day of downpours and strong gales as former Hurricane Zeta replaces Storm Aiden. The Met Office has kept two yellow weather warnings in place for parts of northwestern Scotland, northwest England and Wales. BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: “More strong winds, gales if not severe gales across the southwest of Scotland and, yes, more rain.
“It’s all due to this area of low-pressure today, this is the remnants of what was Hurricane Zeta. It’s a little further away from Storm Aiden, which is now pushing into the north of Iceland.
“One batch of rain goes through and another one will arrive. This is this morning’s rain, heavy across most parts of Scotland, northern England, lighter and patchier across England and Wales.
“It will shift out of the way through the morning. We will see a dry spell, a brighter spell, some of you will see sunshine, particularly Scotland and Northern Ireland, northern and eastern England.”
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Despite the brief respite from the rain, showers will resume across the west of the UK, with temperatures expected to take a bit of a hit because of the strong winds.
Mr Taylor noted the worst of the gales will be in the northwest, with winds reaching up to 80mph but other areas will also experience stronger bursts of air.
The BBC Weather meteorologist said: “The cloud will thicken again as another little wave in our weather front brings heavier rain back to Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, western England and northwest Wales later.
“We’ll still see some rain at times in the northwest of Scotland, a cool-feeling day here, milder towards the south and the east, especially if you see a few outbreaks later on.
“A rather cool night to come. But with the cloud and patchy rain, it could be one of the warmest November nights on record. Temperatures for the south are around 16C-17C.”
Unsettled conditions will continue through the early hours of Monday, with some sunny spells expected to develop across the south once the cloud clears.
The BBC Weather forecaster said: “On Monday, our weather front shifts out of the way, early cloud and rain in East Anglia and the southeast will depart during the first part of the day, then sunny spells are developing.
“But it’s going to be a story of sunshine and showers through Monday.
“Showers will be most frequent across parts of southern Scotland, northern England, north Wales and Northern Ireland. Some of those could be heavy with hail and thunder.”
— to www.express.co.uk