UK Weather Forecast: England enjoys a 25C autumn whilst Scotland battles heavy flooding

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Different parts of the UK are experiencing vastly different weather

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 07/10/2023

- 13:51

Amber and yellow rain warnings have been issued across Scotland and northern England

The North and South of the UK will see a stark contrast in the weather this weekend, with both high temperatures and heavy rainfall affecting different parts of the country.

Amber and yellow rain warnings have been issued across Scotland and northern England.

The warnings are in place from Saturday to Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, in the central and southern England, temperatures are set to soar to as high as 25C by the end of the weekend.

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Oli Claydon, spokesman for the Met Office, said: “For the south of the UK, we’ve got slightly ridged conditions and higher pressure bringing a more settled day with a fair amount of sunshine around.

“(It will be) dry for pretty much everyone in the southern half of the country and unseasonably warm temperatures as well.

“As we get into the very far north of England and into Scotland that’s where the difference starts, with some persistent and heavy rain across Scotland and mostly notably in western Scotland, where we’re likely to see the highest totals.”

A yellow “be aware” warning for heavy rainfall is in place for most of mainland Scotland.


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Two warnings are currently in place over Scotland


The amber warning covers Central Scotland, Tayside and Fife.

The Met Office expects up to 180mm of rainfall over the weekend in its wettest areas.

Heavy rainfall has led to train services being suspended into Scotland.

Railway lines and roads have been affected all across the country due to the torrential rainfall.

ScotRail has cancelled many services and has said that lots of lines will be disrupted.

Services from Oban, Mallaig and Fort William, from Helensburgh Central and on the Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness have all been suspended.

Weather map

Parts of the south are currently enjoying highs of up to 25C


Customers have been recommended to travel only when necessary, to expect delays and to check their journey before setting off.

Meanwhile in central and south England, highs of 25C can be expected in some areas.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “From the weekend and into next week there are some ridiculous temperatures on the way for the time of year.

“We are looking at 24C or higher in parts of the country, which is very unusual for a week into October.

“It looks like the warm to very warm weather will hold out into the middle of the month.”

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