Britain to be battered by a washout weekend with 60mph winds

There's no respite for battered Britain with winds are expected to hit 60mph during a 'washout weekend'.

Weather warnings could even be issued over the next few days with rain affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-western parts of England and Wales.

The weekend will start unsettled with rain at times and temperatures at around 14C.

Strong winds are ready to batter Britain with strong gales of up to 60mph on the way – and Western regions will feel the brunt of it.

Yet overnight on Saturday rain will shift slowly south-eastwards, affecting Wales and much of England.

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Sunday doesn't get much better with rain in Wales and much of England, while Scotland and Northern Ireland will be mostly cloudy with showers.

Met Office meteorologist Emma Salter told the Evening Standard it’s “all change for the weekend” after Friday’s pleasant weather

She said: “Friday night we will see a band of rain coming into the west, moving eastwards.

“That doesn’t look too heavy but on Saturday morning the wind will pick up.

“Western regions could see gusts of up to 50mph or 60mph over higher ground…

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“I wouldn’t rule out a warning being issued for the weekend, through Saturday night and Sunday.”

The change comes a month after Storm Ciara hit the country hard – with sodden ground set for another soaking.

Despite no weather warnings being in place as yet, flood-hit areas will have to keep a close eye on the rainfall.

Monday's weather

Monday is set to be largely fine and dry with sunshine. There is a risk of cloud and rain later in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where it will be windy.

Tuesday's forecast

On Tuesday most areas will be dull with patchy rain, especially in the north and west. Bright at times in the far south-east. A breezy day

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