UK weather forecast today – Brits warned of Christmas FLOODING across country as tier 4 London faces non-stop ran

BRITS will be battered with rain today across the country.

London is set to be blasted with non-stop rain, with six flood warnings in place across the UK.

It comes as temperatures in Scotland are set to plunge as low as -4C as a chill embraces the sodden day.

Follow our weather live blog for all the latest news and updates from around the country…

  • Shayma Bakht

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    Today will be a wet day across the UK, though temperatures will vary.

    The Met Office says: "Cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle affecting southern England and Wales at times, where it will be mild.

    "Colder further north with sunny spells, though showers affecting northern and western Scotland."

  • Shayma Bakht

    MILD SOUTH, CHILLY NORTH

    The UK will experience a mild start in the south this morning, but it will be chilly in the north.

  • Ben Hill

    SHOWERS LATER IN THE WEEK

    Thursday and Friday: Some showers for eastern and western coastal areas on Thursday, mainly along the North Sea and Irish Sea.

    However, there will be plenty of sunny spells or sunshine inland.

    Friday will see a sunny start in the south with overcast skies and patchy drizzle for Scotland and Northern Ireland moving south.

  • Ben Hill

    WEATHER WATCH

    Tonight: Rain will edge its way further north during the night where it could become heavy across North Wales, the north Midlands and parts of northern England.

    Remaining cloudy in the south. A mixture of clear spells, mist and fog patches and showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Light easterly winds.

    Tomorrow: Wet for much of England and Wales with outbreaks of rain, with heavy bursts possible across the Midlands. Sunny spells and showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    There is the potential for very heavy rain across southern England from late afternoon into the evening. Moderate north-westerly winds.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TEMPERATURE MAP: 1AM

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    Here's the forecast for today according to the Met Office: "Southern England and much of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia rather cloudy with patchy rain for some.

    "Brighter but colder further north with a few showers over northwest UK."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    BIG WAVES IN BRIGHTON

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: NORTHWEST

    Here's the forecast for tonight in the northeast of England.

    According to the Met Office, northerners can expect: "Thick covering of cloud across the region during the evening with spots of rain.

    "Drier and clearer weather feeding in from the north leading to a chilly end to the night with some frost possible. Minimum temperature 2 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: LONDON & THE SOUTHEAST

    Here's the forecast for London and the southeast.

    The Met Office says: "Staying cloudy and mild during the evening and overnight, with some rain and drizzle at times.

    "Winds will tend to ease later in the night, with low cloud becoming extensive. Minimum temperature 6 °C."

  • Elizabeth Little

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    UK TEMPERATURE MAP: 9PM

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: SCOTLAND

    Here's the forecast for tonight in Scotland.

    According to the Met Office: "Cloudy at first this evening with some patchy light rain, then becoming dry and much clearer during the evening.

    "The east staying dry overnight with widespread ground frost, local air frost, while a few showers push into Galloway. Minimum temperature 0 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    JUPITER AND SATURN OVER SCOTLAND

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: WALES

    Here's the forecast for tonight in Wales.

    The Met Office says: "A cloudy evening with scattered showers in eastern parts of the country.

    "Further outbreaks of rain arriving from the west, heavy at times especially for the northern areas. Turning drier before dawn.

    "Mild for most, though chillier in the north. Minimum temperature 2 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    FLOODING IN TEWKSBURY

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST: NORTHERN IRELAND

    Here's the forecast for tonight for Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office says: "Cloud in the east clearing early this evening and a generally dry and clear night expected, with a slight frost developing for many areas.

    "Perhaps the odd shower over the North Coast and Rathlin Island. Minimum temperature 0 °C."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    CLOUDS OVER DORSET

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  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    Here's the forecast for the UK tonight.

    The Met Office says we can expect: "Early evening rain over Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England moving away southwards, colder conditions, clearer skies and a few showers following.

    "Elsewhere, milder and cloudy with rain at times."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR THE FESTIVE WEEK AHEAD

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FLOODING IN TEWKESBURY FOLLOWING DAYS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN

    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TOMORROW

    Southern England and much of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia rather cloudy with patchy rain for some.

    Brighter but colder further north with a few showers over northwest UK.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WILL IT BE A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

    After an unsettled week the Met Office has forecast a cold frosty start to Christmas day before a return to wet and windy weather on Boxing Day.

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “The heaviest rain is likely to develop during Wednesday evening and continue overnight before clearing away eastwards by Thursday morning.

    “Much of the area is likely to see 20-40 mm through this period. There is still some uncertainty in exactly where the heaviest rain will fall but there is the potential for some places to see as much as 50-70 mm of rain. There will also be some strong winds during Wednesday evening and overnight.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WET AND MISTY WEATHER IN LANGLAND BAY, SWANSEA

    Credit: Alamy Live News
    Credit: Alamy Live News
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    LOW PRESSURES DOMINATES THE WEATHER TODAY

  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: Celebrations of the winter solstice at Selsley Common in Stroud

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