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UK weather: Storm to batter Britain this weekend

Blustery showers will bring spell of warm, dry weather to an end

Severe weather warnings for wind have been issued for areas of the UK this weekend as a 1,500-mile-wide Atlantic storm threatens to bring the summery spell to an end.

The strong winds, rain and large waves on exposed coastlines will "bring an early autumn" to the country, says the Daily Telegraph.

The unseasonable weather is due to develop across the south on Friday, peaking on Saturday.

The Met Office has forecast winds of up to 45mph inland and up to 55 mph along the open coast.

"Please be aware that these [winds] may lead to disruption to transport, and in view of the time of the year there is increased potential for disruption to holidaymakers and outdoor activities," it says in the severe weather warning.

The southwest, Wales, the west Midlands and parts of the southeast are expected to be the worst affected.

The strong winds and heavy rain threaten a "shock to the system", says The Sun, as the "violent weather system" sweeps in from the Atlantic.

"Southern regions are on alert for mammoth waves to crash into the coasts as low pressure drags a swell of sea water towards the UK," it adds.

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