WASHOUT Britain: UK battered by remnants of Hurricane Oscar with downpours and gales

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SEVERE gales and torrential downpours will batter Britain as the remnants of Storm Oscar hit the UK this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for central and western parts of Scotland and the North West of England, with up to 80mm of rain expected in those areas.

Parts of Scotland can also expect up to 60mph winds with the rest of the UK facing strong gales.

The Met Office has advised people heading to firework displays on Saturday evening to brace themselves for the strong winds and has warned that flooding could lead to disruption on the roads.

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Meteorologist Mark Wilson said: “It will be pretty windy across all areas, particularly in the north and west and there will be some heavy rain around.

“Across south-east parts of England t will be generally dry, although breezy.

“Further north-west, some heavy rain and some strong winds as well could affect the fireworks displays.”

Temperatures will be between 12C and 14C but the wet and windy weather will make it feel colder.

Bookies have now slashed the odds of it being the wettest Bonfire Night on record from 3-1 to 2-1.

Gambling firm Coral has odds at 10-11 that winds could reach up to 100mph on Bofire Night.

Coral’s John Hill said: “Bonfire Night looks set to be a washout and if the odds are anything to go off, we are set for the wettest on record in the UK this year.

“Storm Oscar is set to batter the UK next week and the betting suggests the wind speed could reach as high as 10mph in the mainland, while we are also on course for the wettest November ever.”

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