Heavy showers across the UK are expected to continue over the weekend with the potential for snow in northern England and Scotland, the Met Office has said.

Rain showers, blustery gales and spots of sunshine are expected throughout the weekend, with Netweather warning of gales in the south with gusts of over 50mph in the English Channel, and wet hill snow in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and 130 flood alerts, for areas where flooding is likely, for Saturday.

Temperatures will also be dropping and a blustery weekend lies ahead, according to the Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst.

Dewhurst said: “Anyone who is out Christmas shopping will have to wrap up warmly.

“Over the high ground of northern England and Scotland, some places may have a covering of snow.

“Temperatures for most places will be between 3C (37.4F) and 7C, with maximum temperatures of 10C in the south-east where the best of the sunshine will be.

“We are also…

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