Storm Aiden to hit Britain with 70mph gales and torrential rain tomorrow

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The UK is set to be battered by 70mph winds and heavy downpours as forecasters warn new Storm Aiden is approaching.

Although weather has been settled today, (Tuesday, September 29), rain will begin in the evening to bring a "thoroughly wet day" tomorrow, according to BBC forecaster Helen Willetts.

The Environment Agency has issued one flood alert for East Anglia, but more may be put in place as up to three inches of rain is predicted for areas in Scotland on Wednesday.

If winds remain strong the Met Office could issue an amber warning, and then Storm Aiden will be named as the first of the season, reports the Mirror Online.

Meteorologists remain split about whether the heavy rainfall and wind will remain powerful once it reaches land, with some stating it's too early to forecast, but others say it's on the cards.

Tuesday will be a "fine day for most", despite the cold weather front travelling south and "giving a few spots of rain".

Things will turn, said Ms Willetts.

The skies will brighten up in the afternoon, with highs of 18C in some areas, but the sunshine "is not going to last".

A new band of slow-moving rain will creep in tonight, driven by strong winds heading south, leading to 40-60mm of rain in south and west Scotland by tomorrow.

"A thoroughly wet day," continued Ms Willetts. "Wet, windy and feeling cooler on Wednesday.

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"[And] cooler weather still though is on its way for the end of the week.

"The brief respite, potentially, Thursday, but by Friday uncertainty remains as to where this area of low pressure will come, but once it does it's going to bring in a spell of wet and windy weather, not just through Friday but into the weekend as well.

"Not only wetter and windier but much cooler too," she added.

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Temperatures will plummet to low-single digits from mid-teens celsius in some parts.

Morning frosts will be common in north and west of the Isles by the end of the week.

Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at the Weather Channel, predicted five named storms will hit the UK this autumn and winter.

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