It must be November! Brits set for gloomy weekend

It must be November! Brits set for gloomy weekend

It must be November! Brits set for gloomy weekend after miserable day of rain today – before north faces snow within weeks

  • Rain expected to last for much of the day before easing off tonight in advance of a dry – but gloomy – weekend
  • Temperatures mild for time of year, hitting 15C in parts of south-east, and trend will continue  over weekend
  • Pictures from Warwick showed cars wading through pools of standing water and a wet commute in London  

Britons woke up to sodden conditions across much of the country this morning as an area of low pressure whirled in from across the Atlantic. 

Pictures from Warwick showed cars wading through pools of standing water, while in London office workers armed themselves with umbrellas as they endured a damp commute. 

The rain is expected to last for much of the day before easing off tonight in advance of a dry – but gloomy – weekend. 

Temperatures are mild for the time of the year, hitting 15C in parts of the south-east, and this trend will continue over Saturday and Sunday with averages of 14C on Saturday and 13C on Sunday. 

Forecasters have warned of snow of up to 2.5mm in places by next week. Meanwhile, the Met Office has said ‘wintry conditions’ are likely across high ground in the north later this month. 

Pictures from Warwick showed cars wading through pools of standing water as much of Britain was hit by rain this morning 

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: ‘Today it will be mild but very wet for some, including in Northern Ireland and south and central Scotland. Elsewhere will see more showers but some brighter spells. 

‘Parts of East Anglia and southern England may not see showers at all, while despite a noticeable breeze temperatures will remain above average for the time of year, up to 15C in the south-east. 

‘Through Friday evening there will still be some outbreaks of rain across southern Scotland and the north of England but elsewhere it will ease off. The winds will ease down as well. 

‘On the weekend it won’t be as wet or windy but don’t expect huge amounts of sunshine, it will remain predominantly cloudy.’  


The rain is expected to last for much of the day before easing off tonight in advance of a dry – but gloomy – weekend. Pictured: Met Office maps for today (left) and Saturday (right) 

In London office workers armed themselves with umbrellas as they endured a damp commute across London Bridge 

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: ‘Today it will be mild but very wet for some, including in Northern Ireland and south and central Scotland. Elsewhere will see more showers but some brighter spells’

A spokesman added: ‘On Saturday it will staying cloudy in eastern parts with some showers. 

‘Conditions will be mostly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells, particularly over northwest England and Scotland. There will be light rain and drizzle later for Northern Ireland. 

‘On Sunday it will stay cloudy, but largely dry away from northwest. Rain and strong winds in the far northwest will sink southeast, with blustery showers following.’

Temperatures are mild for the time of the year, hitting 15C in parts of the south-east, and this trend will continue over Saturday and Sunday with averages of 14C on Saturday and 13C on Sunday. Pictured: Warwick today 

Commuters carrying umbrellas to try and keep try while crossing London Bridge into the City of London this morning 

HMS Belfast moored in the Thames with Tower Bridge in the background on a gloomy and damp morning today 

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