BRITS are being warned to prepare for 70mph gale force and heavy rain this weekend, with a yellow weather alert in place.
Meanwhile more than 84 flood alerts and warnings are in place over the weekend ahead – and could remain in place for some time.
The north of Scotland will be hit with the worst weather in the UK – with high winds set to cause travel disruption.
The Met Office warns they will bring difficult driving conditions, especially on exposed bridges, causeways and higher routes.
It's also thought that the storm could lead homes to lose power.
Meanwhile forecasters say flooding is possible across parts of the south of England from groundwater for the next five days.
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It’s also possible from rivers in parts of the West Midlands following recent heavy rainfall.
And local flooding could hit parts of southern England on Saturday.
Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.
Meanwhile the Met Office has said there could be snow this month – but it'll be restricted to high ground in the north of the United Kingdom, most likely in the Scottish Highlands.
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Meteorologists said: "A westerly regime is most likely for the UK in the first part of January, which means wet and windy conditions for many.
"Rain or showers will often be heaviest and most frequent in the west and northwest but areas further south and east are by no means immune.
"Temperatures are expected to be near or above average overall, with any sleet or snow most likely restricted to high ground in the north."
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