UK weather: Met Office warn of 65mph gales and heavy rain after bank holiday

The Met Office has issued more weather warnings after the coldest May Bank Holiday on record.

The south will be hit with 65mph winds and heavy rain at times but the winds are expected to ease off through the morning.

The Met Office has extended its yellow weather warning for disruptive wind saying it will remain in place until 9am.

Previously the west, south west and south coast were the primary targets of the warning, but now the area has been expanded to cover more of inland Wales and England.

The Met Office said the wind is likely cause delays to transport, air travel and the roads and railways.

They also warn that there is a risk of fallen tree branches and to outdoor temporary structures, like sheds and fences.

In southern England and northern Scotland there will be some sunny spells and “strong winds slowly moderating, though remaining blustery and feeling cold.”

The Met Office predict that there will be longer spells of rain that will be especially heavy in the north of the UK.

A flood alert is in place for the areas around the River Conwy in north Wales, from Dolwyddelan to Conwy.

The Met Office Twitter wrote: “Feeling chilly in the brisk winds and showers on Tuesday, with the best of the sunshine in the southwest then later in the northeast.”

Temperatures are expected to hit 12C in the south of England but will remain at a cool 8C in the north.

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According to the Met Office temperatures at this time of year should range between 13C and 16C.

Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on May being the wettest since records began to just 5-4.

"We think it could be the beginning of our wettest May ever. We've slashed the odds on it happening," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

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