Heavy rain and gales expected with weather warnings in force around country

Heavy rain and gales will hit many parts of the UK today with weather warnings in place around the country.

Yellow weather warnings for rain are in force across parts of Wales and Northern England, and a wind warning is in force for parts of Wales and southern England.

In Northern Ireland, there is a risk of snow falling over the hills for a time, but otherwise there will be heavy rain across the Province, with a yellow warning for rain and snow in force.

As the rain reaches Scotland, it is likely to fall as snow over higher ground, and may cause delays to travel.

However, in areas close to sea level it is more likely to fall as rain instead of snow.

Top temperatures of 14 Celsius (57 F), though it will be feeling chilly in the wind and rain.