Britain braced for New Year’s Eve washout

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Britain is braced for wind and rain on New Year’s Eve, with forecasters warning of difficult driving conditions caused by the wet weather over the coming days.

Temperatures will stay mild for most of the UK but blustery showers are set to hit most of England and Wales over the post-Christmas period, the Met Office said.

And gusts of up to 40 miles per hour along with rainfall could dampen New Year celebrations on Saturday.

Drivers planning trips over the next few days have been urged to check for any updates to weather warnings as conditions are expected to remain “unsettled”, according to meteorologists.

Greg Dewhurst, a Met Office forecaster, said: “There may be some heavy rain, so some tricky driving conditions across England and Wales across higher ground.

“Transpennine routes could find there are some tricky driving conditions, for example.

“There will be some blustery showers on Thursday, so difficult if you get caught in a shower as it reduces visibility.”

Weather to stay unsettled for the rest of the year

Mr Dewhurst added: “It’s going to stay unsettled across the UK for the rest of the year.

“Into the New Year we’re going to see outbreaks of rain and stronger winds too. There will be rain moving eastwards today and snow falling across parts of Scotland.

“The main theme is that it is on the mild side for many.

“The best message is for everywhere to expect some heavy rain throughout the weekend and some stronger winds.”

Yellow warnings for ice are in place across most of Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday, with travel disruption likely as some roads and railways will be affected by the weather.

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