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Brits should batten down the hatches as severe winds and rain are set to batter every inch of the land from the middle of the week ahead.
The Met Office are monitoring a weather front sweeping towards the UK with fears it could reach a storm level worthy of naming.
Forecasters are poised to name the from Storm Aiden in the event of amber alerts being issued about the incoming gales and rain.
This would make the storm the first named one of the autumn season – with experts predicting winds of 60mph will increase to 70mph when the front rushes in from the Atlantic on Wednesday.
Government forecasters predict the worst of the weather will be in the North of the UK, but it is believed no part of the UK will escape impact from the storm.
While the 900 mile-wide "Atlantic torment" is expected to whip up foul weather from Wednesday, it is expected the worst of the weather will strike from Thursday to Saturday.
Temperatures are also due to dip – with highs of 15C predicted for Monday and the mercury dropping to 3C in some parts of the UK as the week goes on.
And the foul weather is expected to extend into October for more than the first week of the month.
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Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “The Atlantic jetstream will really power up and could generate very wet and windy weather late in the week – Storm Aiden?
“Computer models show potential for deep areas of low pressure.”
Another Met Office forecaster said: “It turns increasingly unsettled through midweek with rain and strong winds.
“The period until October 9 will be generally windy, with a risk of gales, potentially severe, particularly in the North.
“The heaviest and most prolonged spells of rain will begin in the North and West, but are likely to become more widespread across the UK.
“It will feel cold through early October and frost is possible at night. Mid-October has a potential change to dry spells, with rain and strong winds at times.”
The Met Office autumn forecast said: “There is an increased likelihood of westerly winds from the Atlantic, associated with wetter and windier-than-average conditions.”
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