Maps have shown a barrelling storm packing winds of up to 70mph could be making its way to British shores, with today set to see heavy showers begin on the east coast in the morning. The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon is set to hit the UK and the rest of Europe at the start of this week as downpours are expected to push eastwards throughout the day.
Flood alerts have been issued by the Met Office along the south of England but no warnings are in place for the day. The blustering wet conditions are set to last throughout the day, carrying on into Tuesday.
Greg Dewhurst, Met Office meteorologist, reported today is set to see heavy downpours across the country, with some sunshine breaking through due to low pressure from the Atlantic which will bring chills throughout the week.
He added: “A chilly start for some on Monday morning, but frequent showers and heavy bouts of rain across the west pushing their way eastwards through Monday morning. Some rumbles of thunder in there.
“But into the afternoon we should see some bright or sunny spells developing but still some heavy showers around northern parts of England in particular seeing some hefty downpours, some rumbles of thunder.
“On the chilly side, temperatures 13C (55.4F) as a maximum in the south east but another brisk windy day to come.”
As the morning rolls in clear skies will be seen in much of the UK, bring with it single digit temperatures.
Highs of 11C (51.8F) will be felt on the south coast in Brighton, but London and Norwich are set for a chilly 7C (44.6F) to start the day off.
North England and Scotland are also set for a cold morning with 7C to 9C (48.2F) across the country.
Moving into midday temperatures will rise up to a more mild 12C (53.6F) across England and Wales, but Scotland will remain brisk at 8C (46.4F) in Loch Rannoch.
But heading into Tuesday morning the UK is set for a wave of rain spreading across the country.
An Atlantic plume of cold air carries with it a huge spread of light rain spreading across the south of England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 9am.
While the rainfall will be spotted across the country by midday, it is set to be lighter than Monday at a drizzle of 2mm an hour of rain.
Winds are also set to be milder at 30mph across much of England and Wales, with Scotland seeing a reprieve of low wind speeds.
Tuesday is also forecasted to be a warmer day despite the nationwide rainfall, but will feel colder due to the Atlantic pressure.
Highs of 14C (57.2F) will be felt across the south coast from Plymouth to Dover, however it all feel closer to 9C (48.2F) by 3pm.
Much of the UK will fare worse with a more wintery 8C (46.4F) feeling like 6C (42.8F) by the same time.
Scotland and northern England will see the worst of the chill at 7C (44.6F) and feeling like 6C.