Storm Aurore NAMED but will it hit your area? Latest maps turn blue

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of torrential rain

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A low-pressure system forecast to bring severe weather to France and then to the UK has been named Storm Aurore by Météo-France. The weather system is forecast to bring high winds to northern France on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 

Coastal areas in this region are expected to be the worst affected.

The storm may hit France first, but the UK won’t be spared from the storm for long.

The Met Office has said the effects of the storm will initially be felt in southern England before the system moves eastwards.

They have issued two yellow warnings from 4pm on October 20 to 3am on the morning of October 21.

The yellow warnings have been issued as the storm will bring heavy rains which could lead to localised flooding.

The warnings cover the whole of southern England including London and the South West.

Heavy downpours could see between 15mm and 25mm falling in the warning area.

The Met Office has even forecast rainfall could be as high as 50mm in some places.

Coastal gales with winds of up to 45mph are possible in some exposed locations the Met Office has warned.

The Met Office has said other areas will be “widely breezy.”

Met Office Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “The northern edge of Aurore will catch southern England, dealing us a glancing blow,

“What this means for us is some heavy rain this evening and overnight.

“The Channel Islands, however, being closer to France, will be more directly in the firing line and experience high winds this evening and overnight.”

The tail end of the storm will see unsettled weather contenting into the weekend.

Sporadic showers and a shift to cooler temperatures will likely be experienced.

The Met Office has even warned that there is a chance of frost overnight, especially in northern areas.

Snow flurries could even occur over high ground in Scotland and the Northumberland Fells d the Pennines.

So far the Met Office hasn’t issued any further weather warnings beyond October 21, but they have said between 40 to 60mm of rain could fall in 24 hours in westerns Scotland on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in Ireland, Northern England and Wales heavy rainfall could see up to 20mm of rain falling in just six hours.

Met Office Meteorologist Adam Thornhill said: “It’s looking like an unsettled weekend will be the main theme for most, as an area of persistent rain and strong winds arrive into the far northwest on Saturday morning.

“This will gradually slip towards the southeast through the weekend and the far southeast sees the best of the settled weather before the rain arrives late on Sunday.”

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