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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain

October 27, 2020 | 17:05

Britain is forecasted to cope with flood warning while torrential downpours sweep. Meanwhile, windy with rain and showers will batter in western France and northwest Spain, rain to in southern Italy.

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UK's weather forecast

Torrential rainfall is set to batter the UK this week, with the Met Office issuing a flood alert as Hurricane Epsilon continues to affect Britain.

Heavy downpours could lead to flooding in some regions of Britain, causing travel disruption. According to the Met Office, deep or fast-flowing floodwaters in some areas of the country could pose a danger to life.

The Met Office warning reads: "Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday."

"Accumulations of 1.2 to 1.6 inches (30mm to 40mm) can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 2 to 2.4 inches (50mm to 80mm)."

"The heaviest rainfall, however, is expected to be across the hills and mountains of northwest Wales where four to 5.1 inches (100mm to 130mm) of rainfall is possible by the end of Friday."

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
Flood warning issued as powerful storm sweeps Britain (Image: WXCHARTS)

The regions affected by the new weather warnings are located across north-west England, Yorkshire and number and Wales. The new forecast comes after the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said although Hurricane Epsilon has now been declared a "post-tropical cyclone", it still remains a "very powerful and dangerous storm" until it is absorbed by another "large extratropical low pressure system over the north-eastern Atlantic".

In Met Office’s daily forecast, Aidan McGivern said: “The weather looking very autumnal this week. Breezy with showers on and off rain or longer spells of wet weather as Atlantic weather fronts move through and there will be plenty of atlantic weather coming our way.”

He added: “Temperatures are going to be falling away two to six degrees generally, perhaps close to freezing in northeast Scotland with lighter winds here by the end of the night."

“But another weather front is moving in and that's going to bring a wet start to western Britain and then that crossing the country during Tuesday. It’s attached to this large area of low pressure which will dominate proceedings over the next couple of days."

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
The regions affected by the new weather warnings are located across north-west England, Yorkshire and number and Wales (Image: WXCHARTS)

“So a wet start to the day for northern Ireland, western Scotland, central and western England, as well as Wales. A breezy start as well.”

However, the wind will shift towards the east, with 6 to eight hours of rainfall also forecasted for many places. During the afternoon, however, rainfall will be decreasing in northern England but becoming heavier in Scotland.

Tuesday night will be windy in the southeast as well as the northeast with the downpours becoming heavier for some areas in Scotland.

In its long range forecast, the Met Office said: “Conditions are expected to remain unsettled into the beginning of November, with outbreaks of rain at first, followed by a more showery regime. Strong winds are also likely to continue for the first few days of November, with gales possible at times."

“However, it will likely feel milder, particularly in the south. A change to more settled conditions is then expected midway through this period with any showers or longer spells of rain most likely affecting northern areas."

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
Torrential rainfall is set to batter the UK this week (Image: WXCHARTS)

“Elsewhere, the south of the UK has an increased likelihood of seeing the best of this dry and settled weather. Winds possibly becoming light across the south with the strongest winds confined to the north."

“These more settled conditions bring an increased risk of colder weather with overnight frost and morning fog.”

On October 28

According to Weather Online, sunshine and showers are the order of the day for Wednesday. Most of the showers affecting western parts of the UK and Ireland. The showers may merge into longer spells of rain here and could bring some hail and thunder with them. These heavy showers affecting southern coasts of England too. Fewer showers in central and eastern areas which is where the best of any sunshine will be. It will be a breezy day for all. A coler day at 9 to 13C.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
Photo: Weather Online

Europe's weather forecast

Dry and fine for much of Spain and Portugal again on Tuesday though cloud builds from the northwest and patchy outbreaks of rain develop here later, Weather Online reported. Early showers fade from the Balearic Islands leaving a dry and fine day here. Frequent showers, these locally quite heavy, affect Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and central and southern parts of Italy. Drier and bright for northern Italy. Dry and fine for Greece and Turkey though cloud builds over Greece later and a band of heavy rain may affect the far west by evening.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
Tuesday night will be windy in the southeast as well as the northeast (Image: WXCHARTS)

A band of patchy rain spreads across France affecting most areas with the exception of the far southeast. Rain also spreads across the Low Countries and into the far northwest of Germany. Otherwise a dry and fair day for Germany and Switzerland. Early rain (snow over the Alps) fades over Austria and the Czech Republic while Poland has a rather cloudy day with isolated showers over western areas. Dry and mostly fine for eastern Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

Wet and increasingly windy for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Further north a band of heavy rain spreads northward over central and north Sweden and much of Finland, increasingly turning to snow as it approaches the Arctic Circle. Rather cloudy with scattered showers for the Baltic States with heavier, more persistent outbreaks of rain developing here later.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 28: Flood warning issued as torrential rainfall batter Britain
The Met Office has weather warnings in place for rain mid-week (Image: Met Office )

On October 28

Rain in northwest Spain and western Portugal on Wednesday. The rest of Spain should be dry with plenty of sunshine here. More sunshine to come through the Balearics. Italy will be bright and dry overall, although southern areas will have some heavy showers and more persistent rain. Thundery rain will be heavy in southern Greece and southwest Turkey. Much of the rest of Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine.

Winds, rain and showers in the north and west of France with a few showers in central areas. Drier in the south. Wet and windy in the Low Countries and the far north of Germany. Breezy in Poland and dry here with some sunny spells. Sunny spells and fair for Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.

Windy with cloud and showery rain in Denmark. Fine with sunshine and windier weather in the Baltic States. Dry and breezy too with more sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain in the southern half of Sweden, but fair to the north. Further cloud and showers or outbreaks of rain in Norway.

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