BBC Weather: UK set for strong wind and unsettled conditions
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Today contrasting weather is forecast across the UK, with everything from sunny spells to heavy rain and hill snow forecast by the Met Office. With downpours forecast for some regions, some areas of England and Wales are under flood alerts and warnings on Saturday.
As of Saturday afternoon, more than 30 flood warnings and alerts have been issued for England by the Environment Agency.
Flood warnings, which mean immediate action should be taken for expected flooding, have been issued for the following areas:
- Keswick Campsite
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- The River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe
Additionally, more than 30 flood alerts have been issued across England, which signal people should prepare for possible flooding.
The Environment Agency is urging people to check their website here to find out what to do to prepare for flooding.
The Environment Agency tweeted this week: “Flooding can happen at any time.
“With 5.2 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding, it’s important to be aware of the small steps you can take now to be better prepared.”
Natural Resources Wales has also issued five flood alerts for parts of Wales on Saturday.
The latest swathe of flood alerts and warnings come as the Met Office forecast strong winds and heavy rain for parts of the UK today.
The Met Office Saturday forecast reads: “Early rain and hill snow over parts of northern England and Scotland clearing away eastwards this morning.
“Otherwise, another blustery day with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, heavy at times with hail in some places. Feeling quite cold.”
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Weather maps show temperatures could be quite chilly in some areas on Saturday, according to WXCHARTS data.
Maximum temperature forecasts for Saturday afternoon show highs of 8C could be possible in parts of southern and eastern England.
However, Wales is forecast to see maximum temperatures of 5C while some areas in Scotland are predicted to see highs as low as 2C.
Overnight on Saturday could still be quite cold in some regions, according to the Netweather forecast.
The forecast states: “Blustery showers continue after dark, some wintry over Scotland and in the North mainly giving hill snow.
“But into the early hours, they’ll become lighter and fewer from the West as a weak transient ridge moves in.
“This’ll allow clear intervals, and as winds decrease somewhat, parts of Scotland and a few sheltered rural areas further south may see temperatures falling close to freezing, giving a touch of frost.
“Still, the wind should prevent temperatures from falling below 2 to 5C in most parts.”
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