Britain will suffer a washout Wednesday ahead of a weekend battering from Storm Aiden.
Many of us will experience a “thoroughly wet day” but it will be a dress rehearsal for 70mph winds and loads of rain as we enter October.
The Environment Agency has issued one flood alert for East Anglia, but more may be put in place as up to three inches of rain is predicted for areas in Scotland.
If winds remain strong the Met Office could issue an amber warning, and then Storm Aiden will be named as the first of the season.
BBC forecaster Helen Willetts said: “Wednesday will be a thoroughly wet day for most of us.
“And cooler weather still though is on its way for the end of the week.
“The brief respite, potentially, Thursday, but by Friday uncertainty remains as to where this area of low pressure will come, but once it does it’s going to bring in a spell of wet and windy weather, not just through Friday but into the weekend as well.
“Not only wetter and windier but much cooler too.”
Meanwhile bookies make it odds-on at 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK this week.
Coral spokesman John Hill said: “Storm Aiden is set to batter the UK over the next few days and our betting suggests the wind speed could even reach as high as 100mph in the mainland.
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“We expect to see a lot of rain over the next few months as its odds-on that 2020 finishes as a record wet year.”
Temperatures will plummet to low-single digits from mid-teens celsius in some parts.
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