Three 500 mile-wide 'Atlantic storm vortexes' in a week will hit millions of Brits forced to socialise outdoors, while 15 days of 60mph gales are forecast this winter.
Gusts of 60mph and three inches' rain are due on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, with gales continuing to disrupt half-term next week.
Met Office forecasters said the weather would be “yuck.”
Washouts for all are due, with 50mph gusts in the West from later tomorrow (Mon), 60mph in the South from Wednesday and more widespread gales from Saturday.
Floods threaten with three inches' rain forecast over the next week in the Midlands, two inches in the South and an inch in the North – with Scotland due settling snow on high ground.
The following week – when most schools have half-term – is due more horror weather for the run-up to Halloween, with rain for most and stormy conditions in the North, with cold air.
There are 15 days with 60mph gales in the UK were forecast this winter by The Weather Company, the world’s biggest commercial forecaster.
The Met Office long-range forecast has warned of stormier-than-usual conditions.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Yuck – a big change is ahead with the next week not looking nice at all.
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“There will be stronger winds and heavy rain, with potential for deep low pressure in midweek and hints of further vigorous systems.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “A vortex of wind and rain is forecast in a volatile spell. And there may be a snow covering on Scotland's mountains.
“From October 26, the UK may well be buffeted by further frequent spells of wet and windy weather, with chilly Arctic winds more common than mild southerlies.”
A Met Office spokesman said: “It turns increasingly unsettled on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and stronger winds from the west.
“Unsettled conditions are expected to dominate until October 30, with rain in many parts and gales or severe gales in the North-West at times around coasts.”
Leon Brown, of The Weather Company’s Weather Channel arm, said: “Around 15 days with wind gusts over 60mph somewhere in the UK are forecast by the end of winter.
“Stormy periods with floods and transport impacts are expected.”
The Met Office autumn forecast said: “September-November has a greater likelihood of windy or stormy weather than usual.”
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