BBC Weather: Heavy wind and rain set to batter UK as 50 mph gales blow in from sea

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts heavy rain

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BBC Breakfast’s weather presenter Carol Kirkwood warned Britons heavy rain and gale-force winds are set to batter much of the UK on Wednesday and for the rest of the week. While temperatures will remain mild, rain will continue in most areas until the weekend. Gusts of up to 50 mph could bring trees down on Friday as the weather does not look set to get any better this weekend.

Ms Kirkwood told viewers: “The weather has not been particularly kind today.

“And the forecast for the rest of the week, well it is rain, heavy rain at times and windy conditions.”

She explained how “low pressure is still dominating our weather” and Wednesday “we have two fronts” adding “one in the north and one coming in from the southwest – both bringing wet weather with them.:

The weather presenter added: “Cloud and rain moving south across Scotland today.”

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She added:: “We’ve also got some showers in the south, pulling away for the rest of the morning into the North Sea.”

But she warned that especially in eastern areas of Britain the weather will be “heavy and thundery” but “in the west, it will be dryer.”

Despite the wet and windy weather, temperatures will be between 8C and 17C across Britain on Wednesday 

London will see highs of 17 degrees, Hull 16C, Plymouth 15C, Belfast 14C, Newcastle 13C.

BBC Weather: Europe set for heavy downpours

The weather presenter said it will be “not a particularly cold night” on Wednesday evening as we head into Thursday.

But Thursday morning will see “thicker cloud and also some rain” for much of the UK.

And a large rain front will batter western areas of the UK throughout Thursday.

Ms Kirkwood warned: “Rain in the southeast will be patchier and it is going be accompanied by strong winds.”


Kirkwood added: “In fact gales across the Irish Sea and the southwest, even inland in England will get gusts of 40 miles an hour.”

Thursday will see highs of 14 degrees in Liverpool, 13C in London, 13C in Plymouth, 12C in Edinburgh and 1C in Belfast.

While Friday will bring even more wet weather and gales as the weather presenter warned that “trees could fall” as the UK will still battle “wet and windy conditions” throughout the day.

And she warned Brits that parts of the country will have “gusts up to 50 miles an hour” and “we could see some branches down.”

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