Brits warned over brutal 27-hour gales as 60mph gusts to batter UK

Brits are in store for brutal 60mph gales as the Met Office issues a 27-hour weather warning.

A yellow weather alert, from 6pm Thursday is in place until 9pm Friday for strong winds.

The severe gusts, which could reach up to 60mph on the coast, may also cause havoc inland with predictions of 50mph.

It comes after Brits have been lashed with hail, thunder, and rain over the past few days in a turn of wet and wild weather.

The wind coincides with unsettled conditions over much of the country as an area of low pressure moves in today, bringing more miserable weather.

The heaviest downpours on Thursday are expected to batter Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northwest Wales as well as northern England.

The Met Office warns between 40mm and 60mm are forecast to fall in some places.

Heavy downpours will continue to fall for the UK into Friday, while the heavy winds sweep across the coastlines in the southwest before moving inwards.

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The low pressure system is believed to gradually clear into the North Sea later on Friday, leaving torrential rain for the weekend.

The strong winds may cause disruption to transport and damage to outdoor structures and trees.

Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “The low pressure system moving in from the west is going to bring some heavy rain across much of the UK from Thursday and into Friday.

"With wind looking to be strongest in southern coastal areas, including south Wales, there’s a chance of some disruption to travel plans and potential damage to temporary structures, such as tents and marquees.”

Despite the turbulent weather, signs of brighter days may be on the cards next week.

The weather agency claims dier conditions could come back from Tuesday with indications mercury may begin to climb towards typical figures for this time of year.

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Dan added: “There are some glimmers of hope in the forecast into next week, with more settled weather possible from Tuesday.

"In areas of prolonged sunshine, we should be seeing some quite pleasant conditions, but night temperatures will continue to stay stubbornly low.”

May has been colder and wetter than average, and although not at record levels, bookies have slashed odds it'll become the wettest month since records began due to the washout week so far.

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