There are 5 flood warnings in England and 21 in Scotland, due to a combination of rain and snow melt. There are a further 41 flood alerts in England, 13 in Scotland and 9 in Wales. Storm Erik, named by the Irish Met Service, brought the strongest winds to the Republic of Ireland but still brought very wet and windy conditions to the UK.
Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “It’s still going to be wet and windy for a good part of saturday as the storm system is slow to clear away.
“Further problems with wind and rain – rain across the northwest of Scotland especially, combining with snowmelt bringing the potential for flooding.
“The wind in this zone across southern Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, gusts of 60, 60 over hills and coasts maybe 70mph.
“That could cause some problems to transport, particularly ferries through the Irish sea, high-sided vehicles.”
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Temperatures will be mild in the south, 4C or 5C but it will feel colder because of the strength of the wind.
Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain will continue through the afternoon.
As Storm Erik moves off to the east, another weather front will approach from the south.
Mr Deakin said: “Some sunshine in the southwest but noice here, the next area of cloud id starting to move in so the sunshine turns hazy and then it turns damp again through Saturday afternoon into the evening.”
He added: “During Saturday evening we look down to the southwest as that cloud continues to thicken and rain starts to trickle in here and that will continue to spread into parts of Wales, other parts of southern England and eventually on Saturday evening into the midlands too.
“The rain in the south could be quite heavy, some brighter colours there you’ll notice.
There is some uncertainty as to how this weather front will progress on Sunday – how strong the winds will be and when it will clear away.
Meanwhile, there will be a band of rain continuing over northern Scotland.