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UK News 80mph gusts and torrential rain could spoil Bonfire night celebrations

16:55  02 november  2019
16:55  02 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

Met Office updates weekend weather warning - and it's good news for some

  Met Office updates weekend weather warning - and it's good news for some Forecasters had warned of a 'risk to life' due to flooding Forecasters had previously warned that most of the region was at risk from flooding as torrential rain approached, with a warning in place from 6am until 10pm on Saturday.

Those attending Bonfire celebrations this weekend have been urged by the Met Office to take care. He also said gusts of more than 80 mph had been measured in the South West on Saturday “ Rain is expected to ease through the course of Saturday night .” This warning is in place from 6am GMT on

‘ Gusts of 55-60 mph are likely inland with gusts of 70 mph around coasts and over hills – the strongest Forecasters say strong winds could cause power cuts and impact mobile phone service. Rain is expected to ease through the course of Saturday night .’ Rain is expected to mover north east

a woman walking in the rain holding an umbrella: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/11/01: A woman shelters from the rain underneath an umbrella on a wet day. 70mm rain expected as UK braces for heavy showers and gale force winds this weekend. (Photo by Steve Taylor/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/11/01: A woman shelters from the rain underneath an umbrella on a wet day. 70mm rain expected as UK braces for heavy showers and gale force winds this weekend. (Photo by Steve Taylor/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It’s not looking that great for Bonfire night celebrations after the Met Office issued a number of rain and wind warnings across the country.

Trees and scaffolding have been blown over leaving cars damaged and transport disrupted after high winds of more than 80mph hit parts of the UK.

The Met Office advised those attending or organising bonfire events to take care.

Weather forecast: Heavy rain and strong winds lining up to hit the UK

  Weather forecast: Heavy rain and strong winds lining up to hit the UK The strongest winds are expected across the southwest coast of England and towards Hampshire and the Isle of Wight where gusts of up to 80 mph are likely in the morning.Gusts of 60-70 mph are forecast inland of the south and west coast.Flood warningsLarge waves from the wind could cause disruption on the southwest coast,  and the Met Office has warned of “dangerous conditions”.People are advised to avoid the areas and take care in case of falling debris.Heavy rain is due to hit a large swathe of the UK (Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)Heavy rain is expected across northeastern Scotland today (Sat).

The average total rainfall for October is 127mm meaning some places could get the equivalent of two weeks The rain may clear by midday Friday in the southwest. “But a front of low pressure will bring heavy rain But it has left the country with a strong band of low pressure and gusts of around 80 mph .

People heading to Halloween or Bonfire Night events this weekend may face some difficult Gusts up to 80 mph are forecast for parts of the UK on Saturday, with a warning of potential flying debris The rain could bring with it the chance of flooding for homes and businesses and fast flowing or deep

It said people should be mindful of the strength of the wind before setting off fireworks.

a man standing next to a fire hydrant in the snow: Stewards outside the stadium in heavy rain prior to the Premiership match at The AMEX Stadium, Brighton. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. Stewards outside the stadium in heavy rain prior to the Premiership match at The AMEX Stadium, Brighton. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

Lewisham Council, which organises the display at Blackheath, south-east London, confirmed it was proceeding as planned on Saturday night.

Organisers at Alexandra Palace in north London have also said they plan to go ahead despite the weather warnings.

But an event in Bishops Stortford, Essex, has been cancelled due to the bad weather.

fireworks in the night sky: The firework display during the Alexandra Palace Firework Festival in London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. The firework display during the Alexandra Palace Firework Festival in London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)

A number of rain and wind warnings have been issued across the south of England and Wales, while a band of rain could affect northern Scotland.

Heavy rain could put dampener on fireworks displays

  Heavy rain could put dampener on fireworks displays The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for the south of England on Saturday.The Met Office has a number of warnings in place across the south of England and in Wales on Saturday, while a band of rain could affect northern Scotland.

The torrential rain and gales will bring a threat of floods, flying debris and transport cancellations UK weather: Winds of up to 80 mph are expected (Image: WXCHARTS). The Met Office wrote on Twitter “Heavy rain across the west falling on already saturated ground and escaping into watercourses still

The average total rainfall for October is 127mm meaning some places could get the equivalent of two weeks worth of rain by the end of tonight. Met Office meteorologist Oli Claydon said: “There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

South Western Railways said a number of trees were blocking the line between Woking and Weymouth after being blown down and warned services could be delayed or cancelled.

a car parked on the side of a river

Police posted a photograph on social media showing scaffolding which had collapsed on to a line of parked cars due to the strong gusts in Dorset Street, Blandford Forum.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “It has been pretty windy with widespread gusts across southern areas.

“We are beginning to see stronger winds across the South East and they will continue into the afternoon.”

He added gusts of more than 80mph had been measured in the South West on Saturday morning.

Winds of 83mph were recorded in Plymouth and 82mph in Culdrose in Cornwall.

Rainfall is expected reach 30mm-40mm widely across Wales and south-west England, but locally could reach 60mm-80mm.

Bonfires and fireworks send November 5 air pollution levels soaring .
In a major urban study, levels rose from around 20 micrograms/m3 during the day to 80 micrograms/m3 just before 11pm. That figure compares with the annual average across the area of 25 micrograms/m3 and is eight times the World Health Organisation’s recommended safe limit of 10 micrograms/m3.The data was collected as part of Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory, the UK’s largest urban experiment collecting data about city life, taking in around 60 studies of everything from energy use, noise, rainfall, pollution, traffic and social media use.

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