The start of December is shaping up to be cold, wet and windy as Met Office yellow weather warnings are in place. These are for both severe winds and torrential rain, warning of disruption and potential travel delays.
In the coming days, a 1,500-mile wide “weather bomb” will crash into the country with 100mph winds that will see 40ft waves.
This will follow the 80mph Storm Atiyah which is causing bad weather.
The Met Office said the incoming storm will be known as a “weather bomb, which is an intense low-pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars in a 24-hour period.”
Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said: “With trees likely to be down, large waves and localised flooding, Monday morning commuters will have transport disruption from Atiyah’s gusts of up to 75mph in the South-West.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “The strong winds are pretty widespread.
“It’s very windy in the west and southwest so that’s where we’re going to see the greatest impact unfortunately.”
On Tuesday, there are two more warning in place, one for wind and the other for rain.
The Met Office warns heavy rain and gusty winds could cause travel disruptions and flooding in some areas.
Much of the rainfall will occur in a short period of time.
Winds will gust widely 40 to 50mph inland with 60mph possible in coastal areas and a separate warning for this is in place.
The Met Office wind warning is in place from 5am on Tuesday until 5pm the same day and warns very strong winds are expected which may cause disruption.
Very strong winds across the south to the southwest are expected to develop across parts of Wales, England and Scotland on Tuesday.
Winds will strengthen through the morning with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely inland, and 60 to 70 mph around some coasts and over higher ground.
The strongest winds will probably take place ahead of an intense band of rain that is expected to move quickly eastwards during the day, winds easing once this clears.
This warning is for Central, Tayside and Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.
Temperatures will see “quite a drop” between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The mercury will sink to 9C on Wednesday, a drop of about 4C from Tuesday’s predicted temperature.
Sleet and snow are also expected in the highest parts of Scotland, with highest national temperatures of between 10C and 11C.
Forecaster Nicola Maxey said: “It’s going to remain like this for most of the week.
“By polling day on Thursday we’ll also have to contend with freezing temperatures and heavy rain.”