UK weather forecast – Heavy rain to SOAK London Marathon runners and spectators as 11C cold snap sweeps in

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LONDON marathon runners can expect a soaking with heavy downpours forecast throughout Sunday.

The capital is set for a spell of wet weather as athletes from around the world descend on the city to race.

The capital is set to host it’s flagship event on Sunday

50,000 runners are expected to brave the wet for this year’s competition


Athletes were pictured training on Saturday ahead of the big race


Spectators attending the event have been advised to bring umbrellas


The south is set to experience the bulk of the heavy showers on Sunday

It’s set to be a mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, with showers pulling away to the south through the early afternoon.

Temperatures will start at a chillier 11C at around dawn before rising for the race start – peaking at around 17C during mid-afternoon.

It will turn drier later in the afternoon as a high pressure builds.

Runners have been told to fear not as any wind is set “to be light and variable,” according to Met Office meteorologist Steven Keate.

But he warns that spectators may want to invest in a brolly “as the weather may not be the best when standing around.”

Meanwhile, heavy rain is set to soak the majority of southern counties of England – apart from a select few in the east.

It comes after weather warnings were rolled out across Britain on Friday as 75mph gales and torrential rain battered the country.

Almost two inches of rain is said to have fallen in just a couple of hours alongside some of the strongest winds seen this year.

Yellow weather warnings for wind and rain – stretching across the West Coast up to the North of Scotland – were in place from 8am, according to the Met Office.

Flooding was expected with bus and train services likely to be affected in Scotland – with forecasters warning of heavy rain across the rest of UK throughout the day.

It comes after weather warnings were rolled out across Britain on Friday as 75mph gales and torrential rain battered the country.

Almost two inches of rain is said to have fallen in just a couple of hours alongside some of the strongest winds seen this year.

Yellow weather warnings for wind and rain – stretching across the West Coast up to the North of Scotland – were in place from 8am, according to the Met Office.

Flooding was expected with bus and train services likely to be affected in Scotland – as forecasters warned of heavy rain across the rest of UK throughout the day.

It comes as the super-strength Jet Stream in the North Atlantic is sucking extreme weather from Hurricane Ian in the US and dumping it on Britain.

Friday morning will saw fog developing in much of the South of England and North of Scotland.

There will be highs of 12C in Aberdeen, 12C in Hull, 12C in Birmingham, 14C in Liverpool, 15C in Cardiff and 16C in London.

Through the morning a vast wet and windy weather front pushed in from the Atlantic – bringing heavy rain across the whole of the western edge of Britain.

Northern Ireland saw heavy rainfall and gale-force winds of up to 70mph yesterday.

And winds of 40-50mph hammered Wales and Cornwall Friday morning.

The Midlands, North of England and much of East Anglia saw heavy rainfall from midday on Friday.

But through Saturday, the weather cleared leaving dry spells – a similar patten is expected on Sunday.

According to the Met Office, daytime showers will ease and clear during the evening to leave most places dry with late bright spells.

Overnight will then be mostly dry with clear spells however cloud will build and there is a chance of some showers across Scotland.

Light to gentle winds which may be brisk across the far north.

On Monday, variable amounts of cloud cover will build as outbreaks of rain will spread into Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon and evening.

It is set to be overcast on Tuesday with cloudy skies as outbreaks of rain across northern Britain slowly sink south-eastwards.


Rain has hit parts of the UK this weekend

Two inches of rainfall was forecast to fall across much of Britain on Friday like the drenching Newcastle-upon-Tyne last week


Heavy rainfall and winds battered the UK on Friday – similar to scenes in Manchester last week


However, runners enjoyed the foggy autumn morning on Saturday as they ran on Wimbledon Common, south-west London


A cyclist and runners enjoys the foggy autumn morning