A severe weather warning has been issued as Hurricane Oscar is set to batter the UK over Bonfire Night weekend.
A Met Office spokesman confirmed this as he told media: “Heavy rain will spread from the west later Friday evening will last for much of Saturday, before slowly clearing from the northwest.
“30-50mm is expected quite widely, especially on high ground with 60-80mm possible in a few areas.”
— Met Office (@metoffice) November 2, 2018
Currently, the hurricane is powering north through the Atlantic, and it’s feared it could merge with a separate low-pressure system as it bears down on the UK. A yellow weather warning for rain is in place across western Scotland, with as much as 80mm expected to fall in some places on Saturday.
#Hurricane #Oscar is expected to make extratropical transition while moving through the North Atlantic later this week. Wet and windy weather for the British Isles is looking likely over the weekend –> https://t.co/jWLApn1w4j pic.twitter.com/PN8asFxjhX
— wxcharts – a MetDesk Company (@wxcharts) October 30, 2018
Rain will also lash western England and Wales throughout the day with heavy downfalls forecast, the Met Office added.