Torrential rain and 50mph winds set to hit the South of England for Halloween
The UK is set to be hit by adverse weather conditions this week, bringing winds of up to 50mphÂ and torrential rain.
These wet and windy weather conditions are expected to be felt by Tuesday (30 Oct), according to The Sun, and are likely to impact Halloween celebrations.
Meteorologist John West said, “The start of the week will start of rather cold but settled, but by the middle of the week where Halloween is it looks like it will become more unsettled with some rain.
“By Wednesday there will be bands off rain across the country, it won’t be as cold but it’s advisable for people to take a waterproof if they’re heading out and about on Halloween.
“There will be spells of rain on Halloween but by the end of the week particularly on Friday there will be heavy rain felt across the whole of the UK.”
As the week progresses the UK could also feel the remnants of Storm Oscar - a tropical storm that is currently sweeping across Bermuda.
This week’s weather forecast for the South of England
According to the Met Office, Tuesday in the South East will see a “Cloudy start, with rain, heavy and persistent for some far eastern parts. Clearing east later with some brighter spells perhaps developing further west. Strong winds and possible coastal gales easing. Maximum temperature 10 C.”
The South West will be “Cloudier in the east with the chance of a few showers, but also some sunny spells at times. Dry with sunshine in the west after a cold start. Maximum temperature 11C.
“Showers on Wednesday, then outbreaks of rain on Thursday. Starting dry Friday, but heavy rain and gales spread from the west through the day.”
Looking ahead, next weekend is likely to bring a spell of wet and windy weather, with potentially stormy conditions, according to the Met Office.
“However it will be a little milder than what we currently have. Looking further ahead into the following week, it will be unsettled with some clear and sunny interludes, but interspersed with showers and longer spells of rain too,” said a forecaster.
“The heaviest rain is more likely in the west, whereas eastern parts of the UK will be a little drier. Snow is likely at times on northern hills.
“It will be windy at times with gales, particularly in the west. Temperatures will be near normal to rather cold, although it could be quite mild at times. Overnight frosts are likely in the drier interludes.”