Weather warnings issued across UK ahead of ‘rollercoaster’ week of wind and rain

Weather warnings across the UK include more than 120 flood alerts as Britain braces for a 'rollercoaster' week of heavy showers.

Rain is forecasted by the Met Office to flood the worst hit parts of the UK but southern regions might escape it – until Wednesday at least.

Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said: "It's going to be a bit of a rollercoaster next week with a spell of unsettled weather on the way.

"It will be fairly mild on Monday to Wednesday, especially in the southern regions, and will be a lot brighter and drier than what we've seen across the weekend, though rain will still come and go.

"It's a different story for the rest of the UK, which will be considerably colder and wetter, with up to 150mm of rainfall expected in mountainous regions of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England."

Monday's forecast by the Met Office states the far north will experience showers but it will be dry for many elsewhere with even spells of sunshine in the east and northeast.

Rain will start to sweep into the west during the afternoon.

Later into the evening, mountainous areas of north Wales and northwest Scotland will become soaked with rainfall.

The Met Office said: “Cloudy, breezy and mild with some rain moving eastwards but persistent rain developing over hills and mountains from north Wales northwards.

“This is heaviest over northwest Scotland.”

Flooding will start in the worst hit areas from tomorrow as there is no indication of the rain letting up over hills and mountains before then.

The Met Office added: ”Rain persisting over hills and mountains from north Wales northwards, particularly over northwest Scotland where some large totals building up.

“Some brightness possible in eastern parts. Breezy and very mild.”

In England alone there are 24 flood warnings and 121 flood alerts, many of which but not all on the coast.

Wet and wild weather will spread southeast across the UK on Wednesday caused by gales and blustery showers.

Northern Scotland will feel particularly wintry on Thursday leading to a frosty night.

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