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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 30: Flood warnings issued as remnants of Hurricane Epsilon batter Britain

October 30, 2020 | 07:24

Britain is forecasted to cope with remnants of Hurricane Epsilon bringing flood warnings for heavy rain. 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

According to Express, the UK is set for another downpour of rain today, with yellow warning issued by the Met Office across Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and north-western England.

Yellow warnings for heavy rain have been issued from Cardiff all the way up to Glasgow from 9am through to the end of the day, with the forecast downpour leading to fears of flooding. The rest of the UK is also set to soak in the unsettled weather, with the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon pushing Atlantic rainfall and winds westwards throughout the day. Friday will see the worst of the weather ease up for the western regions, but still bringing periods of heavy rain across the south overnight.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin reported “lots more rain to come” today, with the bad conditions set to “really build up” over the coming days.

He added: “The next major system on its way is developing out in the Atlantic, this will bring most of us a fairly soggy day on Thursday."

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
UK weather map: The west of the UK is set to soak this morning (Image: WXCHARTS)

“Before that arrives it will turn quite chilly for a time, but temperature will rise as this area of cloud, wind and rain move in."

“A wet start then for Wales and Northern Ireland, a dry bright start for parts of eastern England but the rain moves in here into southern and western Scotland too.”

As 9am rolls in the western coast of the UK will be drenched in up to 4mm of rain per hour throughout the morning. Lighter rainfall will be seen in the southwest of Cornwall and the south of England, but it will still be a miserable and wet start to Thursday for many.

The northeast of England, parts of the midlands and most of Scotland will avoid the wet morning, but with cloud cover and winds still bringing a chill.

Wind-speeds of up to 30km per hour will come from the North Sea for a brisk start to the day. Temperatures are set to stay unsettled throughout the day, with much of Scotland and the north east seeing single digits by midday.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
UK weather map: WXCharts map for Thursday's rainfall (Image: WXCHARTS)

Despite the gloomy downpour it is set to stay mild on the thermometer with highs of 15C along the south coast, and 14C in London and the south east.

But due to the rainfall and winds it will feel much colder at 10C for much of the south of England. It will be similar conditions for much of the UK today, with Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow all feeling cooler at between 11C and 8C.

Moving into Friday and the rainfall will ease up over the north-west coast of England, as well as moving slightly away from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Throughout Thursday night though the heavy rains are set to continue further inland for Scotland, with the same 4mm per hour of rain being felt across the northwest and central belt.

At midnight Cardiff will again see a plume of Atlantic pressure bringing with it more heavy downpours. The north west coastal areas will see a reprieve with only light downpours predicted, as the heavier rains move down into the midlands.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
UK weather map: WXCharts map for Thursday's temperature (Image: WXCHARTS)

By Friday morning the rainfall will have moved north-westwards away from Scotland, with patches of light rain and cloud starting off the day across the regions.

But it’s a different story in Wales, which will continue to see the week-long downpour at 4mm per hour. That Atlantic plume will also drift into the southwest and London, albeit much lighter than it will be in Wales, with less than 1mm of rain set to fall in these areas.

By 9am however, Wales will begin to see that plume of rainfall converge in areas like Cornwall and Devon, before clearing up throughout the day.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
UK weather map: WXCharts map for Thursday's wind gusts (Image: WXCHARTS)

On October 30

According to Weather Online, another unsettled day on a Friday as a shallow area of low pressure crosses Ireland and the UK. This brings rain into Ireland and western parts of England and Wales through the morning, spreading eastwards through the afternoon although turning lighter and more patchy.

East Anglia and southeast England may stay dry although always some drizzle along southern coasts. Scotland will have some rain in the south but most other parts will be drier with sunny spells, apart from a few showers on western coasts. Highs at 16C in much of southern and eastern England, 14C in northwest England and Wales, 10 to 12C in Scotland and Ireland.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
Photo: Weather Online

Europe's weather forecast

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.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
UK weather map: Netweather temperature grid for Thursday (Image: NETWEATHER)

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 30

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 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
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.

UK and europe weather forecast latest, october 30: flood warnings issued as remnants of hurricane epsilon batter britain
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