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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet

October 28, 2020 | 23:04

Britain is forecasted to cope with two hurricanes causing snow and cold weather as temperatures plummet. Meanwhile, fair conditions set to sweep western Mediterranean, heavy showers in the east, wind and rain to north.

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UK's weather forecast

Interactive maps provided by WX Charts show a layer of snow is due to arrive in central Scotland in early November as temperatures hit freezing. Met Office expert Grahame Madge told Express.co.uk this week colder conditions in the coming weeks will be due to “air coming in from the north”.

Reports have also been echoed by BBC Weather, which said weather in early November “is looking unsettled”.

It adds: “Some of the showers over high ground in the north and west will fall as sleet, hail and occasionally snow.”

Meanwhile, the remnants of tropical storms are due to batter parts of the UK as the month comes to an end. Heavy rain is due to brought by the trailing end of Hurricane Epsilon and Hurricane Zeta throughout this week and the weekend. It has led to concerns of flooding, with the Met Office issuing a yellow rain warning for rain covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday this week.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
Maps show snow covering areas of Scotland in early November (Image: WX Charts)

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “The remnants of former Hurricane Epsilon have been subsumed into another deep area of low pressure to the south-west of Iceland, and although the low centre is a long way from our shores and won’t cause disruption, the trailing weather fronts associated with this system will bring wind and rain to the UK, along with a potentially heavy swell."

“However, it is rain rather than wind that will dominate our attention later in the week with a so-called ‘warm conveyor’ set up to bring a flow of very moist and warm air to the UK from further south in the Atlantic, triggering heavy rainfall for high ground in the west of the UK."

“We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.”

Mr Page warned the heaviest-hit areas – expected to be the mountains of Wales – could see as much as 130mm of rainfall.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
Charts show heavy rain hitting parts of the UK on Thursday (Image: WX Charts)

Other areas which are exposed to strong south-westerly winds could see rainfall between 50 and 80mm, he added. In addition, the weekend also has the potential for heavy rain due to the aforementioned remnants of Hurricane Zeta.

The Met Office meteorologist added: “Until the end of October we are looking at an unsettled spell of typical autumnal weather which will dominate the forecast."

“Every year we expect the remnants of decaying tropical hurricanes to disrupt conditions when they enter the North Atlantic."

“We will continue to monitor the situation, issue warnings accordingly, and work with partners to provide advice to the public.”

The Met Office’s long range forecast warned temperatures through November are expected to be “lower than average for the time of year” in the south. For today, there is currently one flood alert in place for River Thame and Chalgrove Brook.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
In addition to rain, some wind gusts are also expected across the UK on Thursday (Image: WX Charts)

On October 29

According to Weather Online, a fair start to the day in eastern parts of Scotland and eastern England with some bright or sunny spells here. Rain and cloud through Ireland, Wales and southwest England early in the morning, this then spreading east and north during the day. Wet in Scotland in the afternoon, heavy in the southwest. Damp in eastern England, although heavier rain in northwest England. Drizzle for southern England and Wales and staying rather cloudy. Staying wet in western Ireland. Staying breezy for all. Highs at 10 to 14C.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
Photo: Weather Online

Europe's weather forecast

Rain in northwest Spain and western Portugal on Wednesday, Weather Online reported. 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.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
November 3 may bring snow in the north, but rain elsewhere (Image: WX Charts)

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.

On October 29

Fine through Portugal and Spain today. Plenty of sunshine and staying dry. More sunshine in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Fair too in Italy and staying sunny here. A scattering os showers in Greece but mostly dry. Heavy and thundery showers in western Turkey but fair in the east.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 29: October to end with two hurricanes bringing snow and temperatures plummet
Photo: Weather Online

A few showers in northern France but fair in central nd southern areas. More showers in the Low Countries with rain across Germany. This rain reaches western Poland too. Rain in the far west of Hungary, fair in the east. Switzerland and Austria will be seeing showers, some of them heavy.

Breezy with showers in Denmark, some heavy. Rain in southern parts of Sweden with showers in the Baltic States. Finland should be dry with sunny spells. Norway is likely to be bright with some sunshine but also some showers.

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