Wet and windy weekend for UK as Hurricane Oscar dissipates

The remnants of Hurricane Oscar promised a wet and windy start to the weekend, with torrential downpours expected.

Scotland and north-west England will bear the brunt of the heavy rain, and the Met Office said flooded roads could lead to travel disruption.

On Saturday evening there will be strong winds as a weather system moves in from the Atlantic.

Severe gales of up to 60mph are forecast across western Scotland and it will be a generally gusty day across the UK, meteorologist Mark Wilson said. “It will be pretty windy across all areas, particularly in the north and west and there will be some heavy rain around,” he said.

“Across south-eastern parts of England it will be generally dry, although breezy. Further north-west, some heavy rain and some strong winds as well could affect the [firework] displays.”

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for central and western parts of Scotland and the north-west of England throughout Saturday. Areas covered by the warning are expected to see between 30mm and 50mm of rain, with as much as 80mm forecast on high ground.

Wales is also expected to experience some heavy rainfall, while Northern Ireland will get showers and strong winds.

Those in the south-east of England will experience the mildest weather on Saturday night. Temperatures remain higher than they have been all week, reaching between 12C (53.6F) and 14C, but the windy and wet weather is likely to make it feel cooler, forecasters said.

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