Map shows where powerful ‘rain bomb’ will hammer the UK this weekend

The Met Office has warned heavy rainfall could bring a risk of flooding and travel disruption (Picture: LNP/

The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning for this weekend, with parts of the UK set to be drenched by torrential downpours.

The yellow alert for rain covers western Scotland from 6pm on Sunday through until 9pm on Monday, possibly bringing a risk of flooding and travel disruption.

Before then, most of us can expect to enjoy above average temperatures with the odd flash of sunshine peeking through the clouds.

It comes as experts warn of potential snowfall in northern areas later in the week as a Norwegian snow blast dubbed the ‘Troll from Trondheim’ moves in.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, David Hayter said: ‘There’s likely to be some persistent rain for northern Scotland – perhaps wintry at times for Shetland – on Sunday.

The yellow alert for rain covers western Scotland from 6pm on Sunday through until 9pm on Monday (Picture: Met Office/Metro)

‘The rain will slowly push north through Sunday, before pivoting and then returning south later on Monday.

‘Some southern parts of the warning area may see a drier interlude for a time on Monday and there is some uncertainly as to how far north the rain gets. 40-75 mm of rain may fall quite widely in the warning areas, but there is potential for 120-170 mm in the wettest areas, this perhaps most likely in parts of Argyll, Lochaber and Wester Ross.’

As of 8am this morning the Environment Agency has 38 flood alerts in place along with three more serious flood warnings, while the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has one flood alert.

Windswept members of the public struggle in the wind and rain (Picture: Alex Lentati/LNP)

A person struggles with an umbrella in the wind and the rain at the beach (Picture: AFP via Getty)

The unsettled weather continues into next week, turning colder across northern areas with downpours becoming wintry at times especially over higher ground, the Met Office predicts.

Those wintry conditions could spread as the week progresses as rain pushes up from the south for a time, but forecasters remain uncertain over the specific details.

According to WXCharts, an interactive weather map provider using Met Office data, the UK will be coldest on 10 February.

Temperatures looks set to plunge to -8C in areas of Scotland and Wales.

In its long-range forecast, the Met Office has said there will be some hill snow over the weekend and that ‘there is a chance colder conditions could start to feature’ in the second week of February.

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