Weather forecast today – Met Office ‘danger to life’ warnings as UK battered by a FOOT of rain this weekend

THE Met Office has issued ‘danger to life’ warnings for parts of the country as Britain is set to be hit by nearly a foot of rain.

The worst-affected areas are expected to get up to 250mm (10in) of rain between today and Halloween on Saturday.

So far, this month is expected to be the wettest October in 150 years, as the Met Office has issued flood warnings for parts of the country.

The Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna told PA Media: “On Friday a band of low pressure will start to sweep in from the north-west, and will affect areas from Cornwall to Northern Ireland.

“There is likely to be incredibly heavy wind and rain in these regions, with gales of 50-60mph in exposed areas, perhaps leading to waves of around 10-11 metres. Around 40mm of rain could fall each day in some parts.”

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