Wild 50mph winds will bash Brits today as weather starts going downhill

A 'wild start' to Sunday will see 50mph winds batter Brits as the weather begins 'going downhill' from today.

Strong gusts, which could be more than 50mph, will sweep in from the rest and affect many areas of the UK from this morning.

The Met Office has warned that potential disruption is ahead, with further weather warnings set for the first week of November.

Yellow alerts are in place for several areas of the UK overnight, including in Glasgow, Scotland, where the global COP26 climate summit is set to take place later on.

Steven Keats, Met Office meteorologist, warned conditions will start "going downhill" for those in the west.

"Further West heavy rain will be picking up and there'll be some heavy rain coming in from the Atlantic," he said.

"That will dominate the weather into tomorrow.

"Heavy rain will push across into…western parts of England and Wales and be accompanied by some pretty strong and gusty winds."

Mr Keats added parts of Wales and southern England may see gusts of 40 and 50mph, adding "it'll be a pretty wild start to Sunday".

"Given the fact that trees are in full leaf and the ground is pretty saturated in many areas, you could get one or trees coming down," he said.

"It's going to be very unsettled."

It comes as emergency services rushed to search for people in distress in water in Wales.

It was reported that two people are feared dead and another injured after they went paddleboarding.

Members of Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police, Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS), fire, and coast guard attended the scene on the river Cleddau in Haverfordwest.

Air support was provided by both the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and Wales Air Ambulance.

The incident was described as "distressing" and "a tragedy," with local politicians passing on their support for those involved.

Multiple flood warnings were issued on Saturday and some areas received more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours.

Mr Keats said that declining temperatures throughout next week would bring a "seasonal" feel and that weather would remain "unsettled," though risks of "hefty downpours" remained.

"The most disruptive potential from the weather will be in the next 24 to 36 hours," he said.

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