A Met Office yellow weather warning is in place for rain, snow, and wind across Britain this weekend as a brutal storm heads for the UK. Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin warned the “developing and intensifying” storm is set to cause heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday. Mr Deakin said: “As it meets some colder air, the wet weather across parts of the north will be falling as snow.
“There is some uncertainty about exactly how far north or how far south that weather system is but it looks at the moment as if Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England will see some snowfall through Saturday.
“Over the hills, 10cm or maybe 20cm of snow. And even to relatively low levels, there could be a few centimetres and that could cause some travel problems.
“It’s going to be a very blustery day, particularly along the south coast. And after a very wet and windy week, more heavy rain with brighter colours there. That’s not good news and could cause flooding issues.
“So, as I said, there are warnings in force for the snow, the rain, and the wind for Saturday.”
The Met Office forecaster warned temperatures will struggle on Saturday, particularly where snow falls.
Mr Deakin added: “It does ebb away through Saturday night. As it clears, the winds could get pretty strong down the east coast for a time, and also as it clears all the colder air pushes right across the country.
“That’s why Sunday we will have that colder feel to it with the winds coming right down from the far north. A colder feel and there will be some sunshine on Sunday but there will also be some bands of showers drifting south.
“And again, over the hills, the showers will have sleet and snow mixed in – maybe even at times down to lower levels and there could certainly be some hail and some thunder thrown into those showers too.
“There will be some brighter spells in between the showers. We should see at least a little bit of sunshine on Sunday but it will be feeling colder.
“It will feel barely above freezing in some spots, particularly when those showers come along.”
BBC Weather has also warned winds could pick up to 60mph as heavy rain, snow and gale-force winds strike over the weekend.
BBC Weather forecaster Darren Bett said: “For the start of the weekend, we’ve got a rapidly deepening area of low pressure.
“So the winds are going to strengthen. There will be major temperature differences on Saturday.
“Some areas are seeing rain, some areas are seeing some snow.”