BBC Weather: Heavy rain and strong winds as mercury plummets to -1C

BBC Weather: UK forecast wet and chilly conditions

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The UK is set to experience heavy winds, plunging temperatures, icy roads and rain on Monday, according to forecasters. A yellow wind warning covers areas of South West England and South Wales between 6am and 6pm on Monday, with gusts of 55mph to 65mph on land, and 70mph to 80mph in coastal areas. Mr Taylor forecast widespread frost across the UK.

He said: “Tonight will be one of the coldest nights of the weeks for many of you.

“Widespread frost to the north and the east and fog patches too.

“Still some showers around at the moment but they will fade across many in land areas.

“Temperatures will be lifting up in the southwest but through much of Scotland, a good part of north England the south is a widespread frost tomorrow morning.

“Dense fog patches but a bridgt start for many. Two weather system will cause us some issues particularly one developing on the southern edge of it across southwest England.

“We’re going to see winds which could reach speeds of 80mph which could cause travel disruption and a little bit of damage as well.

“To go with it we’ve got lots of heavy rain too.”

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said that two areas of low pressure were set to bring “very wet and windy weather”.

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He said: “We’ve got two areas of low pressure that are coming towards the UK tonight and into tomorrow.

“First one’s towards the north-west of Northern Ireland and the second one’s coming up in Ireland and South West England.

“They’re going to bring some very wet and windy weather.”

He said that while there is uncertainty around the weather on Monday, there is a risk of strong winds in coastal parts of Cornwall, Devon and South Wales.


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Mr Burkill said: “Tomorrow, it’s worth bearing in mind there’s a bit of uncertainty around this, so different models are doing slightly different things with the track of that low pressure.

“Particularly on your coastal parts of Cornwall, Devon and South Wales, there is the risk of some significantly strong winds.”

He said that the winds could impact travel from airports in the region, such as Cardiff Airport and Exeter Airport.

Mr Burkill added that while no warning was in place yet, there could also be “significant” rain in western areas of Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday.

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