UK weather forecast: Cyclone brings 3 day cold wash from TODAY with flood warnings


Britons are set to be hit by a three-day cyclone as the UK issues flood warnings ahead of strong gales and heavy rain – with temperatures set to drop overnight

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UK weather: Met Office issues yellow rain warning

Flood warnings have been issued in parts of the UK as a three-day washout is expected to hit the country this week.

With temperatures set to plunge and freezing gales expected from today, Britons are being warned by the Met Office to expect a cyclone, which is spreading from Scandinavia to Spain.

Flood alerts are in place for parts of Scotland as well as parts of northern England as freezing gales and heavy rain will see Britons hit by thunder and lighting later in the day.

The weather is in stark contrast to the sunny weekend enjoyed by music revelers at Glastonbury Festival – as the Wimbledon Championships kicked off today in London and fans glimpsed the wet weather to expect this week.

Temperatures off the west coast will see low pressure hit parts of the country with lows of 10C and 11C expected in parts of Scotland and the north.

However, nighttime temperatures are expected to reach a cold 4C in the northernmost parts of the UK as Britons may be forced to take off their winter coats in late June.

Cyclone brings 3-day washout with plummeting temperatures and flood warnings issued



UK Meteorological Service forecaster Jim Dale said the cause of the overnight drop in temperatures was due to a “mass of polar maritime air across the country”.

Ahead of the 3-day washout, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued two flood alerts for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders as wet weather is set to hit parts of the UK United.

Day one of Wimbledon saw rain-stricken fans


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Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles has warned Britons of ‘additional wet and windy weather’ from Monday evening as showers are expected to hit parts of the north and move to other parts of the country during the night.

Although temperatures are expected to be mild due to cloud cover in parts of the southeast, single-digit numbers are expected to replace the bright sunshine and highs of 34C recorded in mid-June.

From Monday, the southeast will see clear skies and temperatures rising steadily towards the evening before heavy rains sweep through the rest of the week.

Brits will be forced to try to keep their umbrellas on this week



Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “It won’t be an Atlantic hurricane, just a low pressure system responsible for UK weather this week. It comes after a system high pressure was in charge across the UK.

“For much of this week we will see a low pressure system front of rain and showers moving west to east at times.

“That means a fairly volatile work week with conditions stabilizing again in the south and east on Friday with a ridge of high pressure moving into the weekend.

“This will not be the case for the north and west of the country where there will be more low pressure with more wind and rain in the northwest expected.”

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