Britain will be battered by hurricane winds over the Halloween weekend as storms spread across the country.
Heavy rain and strong winds hit the UK today as Storm Aiden swept in from the west, bringing widespread flooding.
And weather experts have warned Brits to brace for worse as the tailend of another monster storm lands on our shores today.
Hurricane Zeta could bring winds of 70mph to much of the west coast of England, Scotland and Wales.
Experts have warned Brits to prepare for power cuts and travel disruption across much of the country.
Martin Young, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “As the heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Aiden sweeps eastwards on Saturday, another system quickly follows on Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing further heavy rain and strong winds.
“Given that this is falling on already saturated ground from what has been a wet October, there is an increased risk of flooding in some warnings areas.”
Wind speeds are expected to reach highs of up to 75mph on the islands off Scotland, with up to 70mph winds on the west coast.
Lifeguards rescued a man at 5am after his yacht was capsized by a “large freak wave” off the Isles of Scilly, south-west England.
Falmouth Coastguard’s helicopter and an RNLI lifeboat rescued the French man and his 34-foot yacht six miles from the coast.
Gary White, the duty tactical manager for Natural Resources Wales, said flooding was likely up and down the country over the next few days.
Heavy rain and strong winds are already causing flooding and travel disruption across Scotland, and Scotrail reporting delays on a number of routes.
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.”
For southern areas including London and some of the Home Counties, this weekend marks a rainy end to what could be the wettest month on record.
-- to www.dailystar.co.uk