Weather forecast tomorrow – SNOW fears and Met Office flood warnings as UK blasted by 'relentless' rain

BRITAIN is braced for floods and the possibility of SNOW as the country continues to be lashed by wild weather.

The Met Office warned: "The winds will be relentless overnight (Wednesday into Thursday), coming in from the south west and some high waves associated with it.

"Rivers are already swollen and we've seen land saturated from the last batch of rain in the last 24 hours and this could lead to some more localised flooding."

It comes as fears the UK could see snow this week after the Met Office warned temperatures are set to plunge.

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    DRACONID METEOR SHOWER

    Sky gazers can catch the Draconid meteor shower tonight.

    Although the spectacle reached peak brightness last night it is still visible all this week.

    It's best viewed as soon as it gets dark so you won't have to stay up too late to try and spot some shooting stars.

    Sometimes the Draconids only features a handful of meteors per hour.

    However, there have been occasions when stargazers have been treated to the sight of thousands of the shooting stars.

    The meteors are often too small and fast to spot without a telescope.

    If you do want to try and spot them then your best chance will be in a rural area far away from light pollution.

    The shooting stars are coming from the direction of the Draco the dragon constellation.

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    THURSDAY NIGHT FORECAST

    It will be a mainly fine evening ahead with a few showers in places.

    Showers will be most frequent across Scotland where some will be heavy.

    A band of rain will arrive in the far northwest later, the Met Office reports.

    Elsewhere, clearing skies will give good viewing conditions to see the Draconid meteor shower.

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    HEAVY SHOWERS TO END WEEK

    Heavy showers will affect many areas to end this week.

    As colder air arrives, some clouds will grow into Cumulonimbus clouds, particularly in the north.

    These may give lightning and hail in places.

    Cumulonimbus clouds are menacing looking multi-level clouds, extending high into the sky in towers or plumes.

    More commonly known as thunderclouds, cumulonimbus is the only cloud type that can produce hail, thunder and lightning.

    Cumulonimbus clouds are associated with extreme weather such as heavy torrential downpours, hail storms, lightning and even tornadoes.

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    FLOOD WARNINGS ACROSS THE UK

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    ARIEL VIEW FROM SPACE

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    FLOODED ROADS, IN PICS

    Overnight flooding after heavy rain in Wilmslow, Cheshire, left motorists battling on the roads.

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    RARE SHORT TOED EAGLE WASHED ASHORE

    A rare short toed eagle that had to be rescued from a seaside beauty spot is only the fourth ever sighting of one in Britain.

    The dishevelled bird of prey was found on the sand at Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset, after being washed ashore.

    The migrating birds are typically found in southern France or Eastern Europe but this one heading to Africa for the winter was blown thousands of miles off course.

    The previous sightings of the short toed eagle were on the Isles of Scilly in 1999, Jersey in 2001 and Wareham Forest in Dorset in 2014.

    Paul Morton, of Birds of Poole Harbour, said: “This is only the fourth ever short toed eagle recorded in Britain, with the last one in 2014.

    “It is a migrating bird that was blown in from the South of France or Eastern Europe. It shouldn't be anywhere near our coastline.

    “The weather system we had last week with the high winds and rain has pushed it this way.”

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    RAIN CLEARING

    The last of this morning's rain will clear southeast England by this afternoon, the Met Office has said.

    Drier and brighter skies will follow.

    Sunshine and scattered showers further north and west, particularly across northern and western Scotland and some will be heavy.

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    DAMP START TO THE DAY

    It has been a damp start to the day across many central and southern areas.

    The rain is now generally fairly light and showery, however some line convection, narrow bands of heavier rain, have recently developed and are moving southeast.

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    1-2 ODDS FOR OCTOBER TO BE WETTEST ON RECORD

    This month is now 1-2 with bookmaker Coral to finish as the wettest October ever in the UK.

    The firm go 2-1 for this October to be a record cold month, while it is 6-4 for snow to fall in any major city during the month.

    “With weather warnings in many parts of the UK, there seems no end in sight for this spell of rain. We are odds-on for this month to end as the wettest October on record, something we are very much on course for,” said Coral's John Hill.

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    ROUGH SEAS

    Stormy weather seen hitting the Blackpool North Shore.

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    TODAY'S FORECAST

    A breezy and unsettled start with outbreaks of locally heavy rain across England and Wales, which will clear eastwards through the day and become confined to south-east England in the afternoon.

    It will be mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although showers will develop in north-western regions.

    Tonight will be mostly dry and clear across England and Wales.

    In the evening, there will be scattered showers across Scotland, especially in the north and west, and rain will affect Northern Ireland.

    Through the night, rain will spread eastwards to affect southern Scotland and northern England.

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    NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE

    This morning sees quite a contrast in temperatures across the UK.

    Relatively mild temps but wet conditions in the south.

    Drier but cold enough for a touch of frost in parts of Scotland.

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    WEATHER WARNING IN PLACE

    A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office amid fears of flooding to homes and businesses.

    Weather warnings are in place for east Midlands, north-west England, Wales, the West midlands, Yorkshire and Humber.

    The Environment Agency has 33 flood alerts in place in England with 10 in place in Wales and one in Scotland.

    Met Office warns that journey times for bus and train services will probably be affected.

    There will also be spray and flooding on roads that may make journey times longer in areas where the yellow warning is in place.

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    WET WEATHER WARNING

    Heavy downpours are set to sweep the country with flood warnings as rain is set to lash the UK.

    The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain in Wales, parts of the Midlands and Greater Manchester.

    The warnings were put in from 9pm yesterday until 9am this morning.

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    PICTURED: BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, NORTHUMBERLAND

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    THIS MORNING – WET AND WINDY

    This morning will start wet and windy for most parts of England and Wales.

    For the southeast it will be drier.

    The rain will slowly clear away southeastwards, allowing brighter more showery conditions in the north and northwest to spread south.

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    POTENTIAL SNOW AT THE END OF OCTOBER

    The UK is set to face more wintery conditions as October goes on, with the chance of snow towards the end of the month.

    The conditions will come as a result of La Nina over the tropical Pacific Ocean.

    La Nina is a climate pattern that describes the cooling of the sea surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean.

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    SNOW & ICE-CLEARING GRITTERS AT READY

    As if the autumn storms and floods aren't bad enough, fleets of new snow and ice-clearing gritters are being wheeled out.

    Almost 100 of the new super-quick Highways England gritting lorries are being readied across the country.

    They are supposed to clear snow and ice more quickly – but unfortunately for motorists, they will scatter salt and grit while roaring along at 50mph, rather than 40mph.

    Highways England say the 93 new gritters will improve safety for their teams thanks to the 'improved technology, set up and enhanced visibility'.

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