The Met Office has several weather warnings in place, now the first storm of the 2020/21 season has been named. Storm Aiden has been named by Met Eireann today, with torrential rain and fierce winds forecast to hit the UK.
The Met Office tweeted: “#StormAiden has been named by @MetEireann.
“Storm Aiden is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK on Saturday.”
Yellow weather warnings are in place across the weekend, with torrential downpours forecast.
Halloween will see heavy rain, with warnings lasting to November 1.
The Met Office cautions: “Further spells of heavy rain are expected during Saturday morning, clearing during the afternoon.
“An additional 20-30 mm can be expected widely with 40-60 mm across higher ground, possibly 80 mm in the wettest places.
“Strong winds are likely, with potential for leaf fall to slow drainage and so exacerbate flooding in places.”