Heavy rain and winds to batter Britain and bring first frost of autumn

Britain is set to get battered by heavy rain and gale force Atlantic winds which will bring the first frost of the autumn.

Temperatures could even drop into single figures as the UK’s Indian summer becomes a distant memory.

Forecasters warned “severe gales” could cause havoc and pull trees down.

Bookies even make it just a 5/2 shot that snow falls before the end of the month. The Met Office said: “Most of Britain is now
seeing a marked change in weather, dominated by low pressure.

“Thursday will see blustery showers across Wales and southern England spreading north.

“After a cold start further north, with a frost in a few places, there will be some sunshine morning and a few coastal showers.

“There could be severe gales with the potential for trees to come down.”

The winds and showers will continue into the night with the risk of “thunder” in south Wales and south east of England.

In the north west there will be “plenty of clear, chilly weather”, according to the Met Office.

Tom Morgan, from the Met Office, said: "The next few days will be dominated by low pressure, with gales in the south west and rain sweeping across most parts. of the UK.

"Strong winds and gales" in south Wales and the south west of England are also expected.

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Jo Farrow, Netweather meteorologist, said: "By Thursday an Atlantic low will be throwing further bands of showers over the UK with strengthening winds and gales for Ireland and south west Britain.

"Then colder air from the north to end the working week.

"This brings the risk of frost, even wintriness in showers over the highest northern peaks.”

Forecasters say strong winds will continue to pummel the UK on Friday and it will leave Brits "feeling cold".

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