UK weather: Travel warning as heavy rain smashes Britain amid flooding fears as temperatures drop after ‘Indian Summer’

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 30/10/2022. London, UK. A child makes the most of the heavy rain and large puddles on Wimbledon Common south-west London after unseasonable warm weather brought sunshine and highs of over 23c yesterday. Weather forecasters now predict highs of only 16c for today with cooler temperatures and more rain, some heavy for much of England this week. Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP

A TRAVEL warning is in place amid flooding fears as heavy rain is set to smash the UK while temperatures drop.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain, covering the entirety of Northern Ireland.

Heavy rain is forecast across most of the country this week

A yellow weather warning is in place in Northern Ireland, with flooding ‘likely’

Temperatures are set to drop, ending the recent Indian Summer

Included in this is a warning of “spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer” and of buss and train services being affected.

The warning also suggests that flooding of some homes and businesses is “likely”.

The rest of the UK is not covered by any weather warning, but rain is expected in western areas.

The Met’s forecasters predict that rain will sweep across Northern Ireland, western Scotland and the South West into this evening.

Rain or showers are expected to hit most of the country tonight.

Meanwhile, the forecast is said to be “unsettled” into the second half of the week.

It comes as temperatures are set to drop, ending the ‘Indian Summer’ that Brits have enjoyed in recent weeks.

An Indian Summer is when a period of unusual warmth lasts late into the year following a brief cold snap.

As we enter the winter months in the next few days it might be time to find the de-icer.

Meteorologists have predicted frost and fog from November 4.

Severe gales and unsettled downpour will affect the UK in the lead-up to the chillier weather.

The Met Office forecasts that from November 9 until November 23 there is “an increasing chance of settled weather from mid-month, bringing a potential for colder, drier weather especially for the north and west”.

It adds: “This would likely bring a risk of chilly nights with mist, frost and fog in places, with some snow possible in any showers in northern and western areas, especially over high ground.”

Despite increase risk of frost and fog, temperatures will remain slightly “above average” for early November.

Snow is also likely for northern and western areas from November 9.

A cold snap is forecast from 9 November, with snow possible

The weather will remain ‘unsettled’ through the rest of this week