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Prepare for a Bonfire Night washout as torrential rain lashes UK

Firework displays across the country could be a complete washout as torrential downpours are forecast to hit..

By admin , in England , at November 3, 2018

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Firework displays across the country could be a complete washout as torrential downpours are forecast to hit large swathes of the country.

The Met Office has warned the remnants of Hurricane Oscar will bring a wet and windy start to the weekend.

Scotland and north-west England will bear the brunt of the heavy rain which could end up flooding roads and cause severe travel disruption.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: General view of the firework show during the 2018 Alexandra Palace Fireworks at Alexandra Palace on November 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

The fireworks were spectacular at Alexandra Palace last night (Picture: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

LEWES, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 4: Participants parade with torches through the town of Lewes, East Sussex, England, during the annual bonfire night procession is held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies on November 4, 2017. The parade commemorates Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 following an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Lewes will be full of pagans for the famous Bonfire Night procession tonight (Picture: Getty)

LEWES, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 4: Participants parade with torches through the town of Lewes, East Sussex, England, during the annual bonfire night procession is held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies on November 4, 2017. The parade commemorates Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 following an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Lets hope it doesnt rain on their parade (Picture: Getty)

Those heading to Bonfire Night events tonight are advised to brace themselves for strong winds as a weather system moves in from the Atlantic.

Severe gales of up to 60mph are forecast across western Scotland and it will be a generally gusty day across the UK, meteorologist Mark Wilson said.

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It will be pretty windy across all areas, particularly in the north and west and there will be some heavy rain around, he said.

Across south-eastern parts of England it will be generally dry, although breezy.

EDENBRIDGE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: A Donald Trump Effigy Is Burnt At Edenbridge Bonfire Night on November 5, 2016 in Edenbridge, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

A Donald Trump Effigy was burnt At Edenbridge Bonfire Night in 2016. Its Boris Johnons time to burn tonight (Picture: Getty)

EDENBRIDGE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Members of various bonfire societies hold a torchlit procession through the streets during the Edenbridge Bonfire Night on November 4, 2017 in Edenbridge, England. Each year the Edenbridge Bonfire Society creates a 'Celebrity Guy' effigy of an infamous public figure which is burnt during the annual bonfire night celebrations. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Bring your brollies and wellies! (Picture: Getty)

Further north-west, some heavy rain and some strong winds as well could affect the (fireworks) displays.

A yellow weather warning for rain covers central and western parts of Scotland and the north-west England throughout Saturday.

Areas covered by the warning are expected to see between 1.2in and 2in (30mm-50mm) of rain, with as much as 3.1in (80mm) forecast on high ground.

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Wales is also set to experience some heavy rainfall, while Northern Ireland will see showers and strong winds.

Those in south-east England will see the best of the weather on Saturday night.

Temperatures remain milder than they have been all week, reaching between 12C (53.6F) and 14C (57.2F), but the windy and wet weather is likely to make it feel cooler, forecasters added.

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