Half UK to bask in 25C while Met Office alert sees many warned of deadly rain

Commuters are being issued an urgent warning not to travel this weekend as Brits are likely to face downpours of torrential rail that could be deadly.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning lasting more than 24 hours over the weekend, bringing a risk to life across Scotland and parts of Northern England. But elsewhere, temperatures will be as hot as Greece with a mini-heatwave is predicted for some southern locations.

For those not so lucky to get a summer-like snap in October, commuters have been warned of the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property in the area.

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National Rail says some services are already cancelled or have speed restrictions in place whereas others are urging people to avoid travelling altogether. The National Rail website has issued travel advice, saying current affected routes are the Avanti West Coast between London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central and the Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Inverness/Fort William.

There will be no services north of Preston and as a result other services across the network will be significantly delayed. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is advising customers not to travel at all as no services are running north of Newcastle today (October 7).

The National Rail website states there will be no services running between Edinburgh and Inverness on Sunday either. The Scotrail is also impacted across various routes as is the TransPennine Express between Manchester, Liverpool Lime Street, Preston, Carlisle and Glasgow Central and Edinburgh. It's issued a "DO NOT TRAVEL" warning for some suspended routes while others will be revised or subject to delays.

The Met Office issued a rare amber-level warning on Friday (October 6) as seven inches of rain could wreak havoc however in the North. The national weather agency said deep and fast-flowing floods, travel chaos and power cuts could happen in the impacted region.

It came into force at 3am this morning (October 7) and will last until 6am on Sunday (October 8), covering a large patch of central and northern Scotland. Glasgow, Stirling and Perth.

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BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich said: “This weekend is going to bring us some huge weather contrasts. For many parts of the UK it is going to be an exceptionally warm weekend for October.

“That warm air pushing up from the south around this area of high pressure but colder air digging down from the north. Along the battleground between those two air masses an active and slow moving weather front which is going to bring heavy and persistent rain to parts of Scotland.

“We have this Met Office amber warning and the potential that some areas could see close to 180mm of rain especially up over higher ground and certainly enough rain across the warning area to give some issues with flooding and travel disruption.”

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