NEWS
31/10/2018 12:56 GMT

UK Weather: Bonfire Night Could Be Battered By Rain And Wind

Remember, remember... an umbrella and big coat.

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The sun rises across Whitby bay on Halloween.

Weekend bonfires could be hit by rain and wind, forecasters predict, as unsettled weather strikes Britain.

Revellers are advised to wrap up warm and prepare for showers as millions attend Bonfire Night celebrations on Saturday and Sunday, ahead of 5 November on Monday.

The remnants of Hurricane Oscar will move across the north-west, while storms, which have battered parts of Europe, move towards the UK.

Though there is a ray of hope for many, as forecasters say the south-east of England will remain largely dry until the end of Sunday.

The Met Office said next week would see bright, clear and sunny periods interspersed with showers and longer spells of rain.

“The heaviest rain is more likely in the west, whereas eastern parts of the UK are expected to be a little drier,” the forecaster said.

“It is likely to be fairly cold in the northwest, with perhaps some sleet or snow at times on northern hills, but it will probably be slightly milder in the southeast.”

Motorists are warned to be cautious of road conditions following overnight frosts. It comes after millions woke on Wednesday to their first frost of autumn.

Wind will also be noticeable, with gales and even severe gales likely around western coasts.

For Bonfire Night itself, Glasgow, Scotland, will see a high of 11C, with the same predicted for Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Cardiff, Wales, will see a high of 14C while London’s high will be slightly warmer at 15C, current forecasts predict.