UK storm warning: Brutal spinning Atlantic jetstream about to smash into Britain – maps

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Britain is currently being drenched in torrential rain, with massive flooding triggering chaos for millions of people. The Met Office has issued four yellow weather warnings and one amber warning for the UK for Thursday, with a further four yellow warnings issued for Friday. But any hopes of an end to this deluge of rain and heavy flooding are soon dashed by alarming new weather charts.

The latest weather maps from WXCHARTS for Saturday morning show a huge band of torrential rain storming in from across the Atlantic and drenching much of the UK.

This band of rainfall quickly drifts eastwards towards the North Sea with the afternoon and evening looking mostly dry.

But any hopes of a pleasant Sunday are quickly dashed, with another huge band of heavy rain smashing into the country on Sunday morning.

Similar to Saturday, this storm weather front quickly moves eastwards and out towards the North Sea, with probable showers in South West England and Eastern Scotland for the rest of the day.

The latest weather maps from Netweather also show a huge jetstream travelling across the Atlantic and crashing into the UK during the early hours of Saturday morning.

This will slowly drift eastwards before smashing into Britain again on Sunday morning.

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tyler Roys warned the UK could be drowned in five inches of rain this weekend, with torrential rainfall forecast for both days.

He told Express.co.uk: “Generally, 0.75inches (38 mm) to 3inches (75mm) of rain will occur Saturday and Sunday across the UK with highest amounts in southern England, Midlands and Wales with the AccuWeather Local StormMax of 5inches (125mm).”

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned another weather system will quickly approach the UK on Saturday, pushed though by an Atlantic jetstream.

He said: “It’s not long before another system turns up, carried along by the jetstream.

“You can see two streams with this jet stream, one of them engaging some warm air towards the Iberian peninsula and developing some wet weather systems there and another pushing systems through to the UK.

“There is a chance this initial front moving in for Friday night there’s a chance some of this activity to the south, some of this warm air and the jet stream, could develop it further.”

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Mr McGivern also warned this jetstream will linger heading into Sunday, “spinning up and picking up” areas of low pressure and shoving them towards Britain.

He warned temperatures will be around average for this time of year, but the heavy rain and gusty winds mean it “won’t feel very pleasant at all”.

The Met Office meteorologist said: “The weather stays very changeable through the weekend and this highly developed mental zone where we have the jet stream close by, spinning up and picking up these areas of low pressure and sending them to the UK.

“This low more likely to deepen compared to the other one and more likely to bring a spell of wet and windy weather for Sunday.

“Temperatures will be around average on Sunday but with all that wind and rain, it won’t feel very pleasant at all.”

Looking ahead to the weather from Saturday until Monday, the Met Office said on its website: “Unsettled with bands of rain and showers, heavy at times, and often windy.

“Some sunny spells in between.

“Temperatures around to slightly below the average for the time of year.”

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