UK weather today – More torrential rain and fierce winds to soak Britain in weekend washout

BRITS will continue to be washed out this weekend with spells of torrential rain and fierce winds expected across the UK.

The Met Office has forecast a low-pressure front that will bring blustery showers through today and tomorrow.

Today is another day of sunny spells for the south while some parts, especially across central and northern parts of the UK, will experience heavy showers.

However, the fierce gusts will be less windy than yesterday, although according to the Met Office, still “rather gusty”.

Wind speeds will reach as high as 25mph today on England's south coast.

20-30mm of rain is set to fall in a series of fast-moving showers throughout today in the north west of England and the south west of Scotland.

Temperatures will peak at 23C with an overnight low of 9C.

Western parts of the UK could experience thunder later in the evening.

On Sunday however, the low pressure will pull away so Brits can enjoy less windy weather. 

It will be largely dry in the north but heavy scattered showers will dominate the south and west. 

Northerly winds will bring cooler air to northern parts of Scotland.

The less severe weather will be a relief to Brits after several days of Storm Kyle followed by Storm Ellen.

Unprecedented damage and flooding was recorded in western and southern parts of the UK. 

On Thursday Storm Ellen claimed its first life after a man in his 50s died after being pulled from waves off the Cornish coast.

A huge search operation was launched just before 2pm Thursday afternoon as the storm – the worst since Dennis in February – battered the UK.

It followed reports that a man and a teenage boy were in difficulty in the sea at Loe Bar at Gunwalloe, at the far tip of Cornwall.

The coastguard helicopter, air ambulance and ground 999 teams were scrambled to help in the rescue mission.

Police said both father and son – thought to be on holiday from London – were pulled from the sea and the boy was taken to Treslike Hospital at Truro.

It comes as the storm has caused destruction all over the country.

More than £120,000 wort of damage was caused by trees falling onto cars at the luxury Welsh resort of Portmeirion.

And about 20 beach huts were pulled from the sand at Woolacombe as unheard of high tides left them bobbing near the shore.

And kayaker James Watts helped save a number of youngsters from the sea at Maenporth near Falmouth in Cornwall on Thursday after a strong rip current.

Eleven people in total were rescued and James helped eight youngsters who were being swept out to sea by a large swell – he heard their screams and got them back to their parents.

In London yesterday a man was knocked unconscious by a falling sign at Kentish Town Underground station – possibly linked to the windy weather.

Witnesses reported seeing him being treated by medics before being rushed to hospital.

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