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Nasty weather conditions are coming just in time for the weekend, according to forecasters.
Meteorologists at the UK's national forecaster have warned that an 'unsettled' period is to start just before the end of the working week, bringing high winds and heavy rain.
The disruptive turn will begin today (Thursday 10) as a day of thick cloud over all but the most eastern areas of England will also see showers develop in the some parts of the country.
This will develop into a phase of more 'prolonged' phase of bad weather, with heavy rain and winds affecting most parts of the United Kingdom.
The Met Office's weather outlook for Friday to Sunday reads: "Rather unsettled with outbreaks of rain at times for most, heaviest and most prolonged in western areas. Strong winds at times, especially along western coastal areas over the weekend."
Daytime temperatures however are expected to remain mild in most places, with some colder conditions in the single figures expected on Sunday.
Independent weather mapping service WXCharts has also pencilled in some snow for the weekend in northern Scotland, with this even reaching accumulations of 7mm per hour early on Saturday morning.
Jo Farrow at Netweather has also given a prediction of 'changeable' weather for this weekend, and has warned that the mild temperatures may feel a lot colder when exposed to the elements.
In her latest weather blog she wrote: "This low which arrives later on Saturday from the southwest will dominate the weather well into Sunday. There will be gales, coastal severe gales, heavy rain and snow for mountains.
"The air isn’t especially mild, and it will feel cold under the rain with the blustery winds. However, in sunny spells with some shelter from the breeze, it will feel mild."
One flood alert has been issued in the UK by Scottish authorities for the county of Ayrshire.
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