THE Met Office has issued a weather warning as 65mph winds and two inches of rain batter Britain.
The weather warnings affect the south coast of England and south west of Scotland and will last until the weekend.
The Met Office said: “Rain and showers overnight Thursday into Friday will turn heavier and more persistent during Friday morning, along with a strengthening east to north easterly wind.
“Some places could receive 40 to 50mm over the course of 12 to 18 hours, most likely in the south of this region, combined with gusts of 45 to 55 mph inland during Friday morning rush hour.
“Some coastal regions exposed to the south-east could experience gusts of 60 to 65mph.”
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