Flood warnings as parts of UK face heavy showers and blustery winds

Flood warnings have been issued across parts of the UK as heavy rain and blustery winds are set to bring a weekend washout for many. The Met Office had 98 flood warnings and 169 alerts in place in England on Saturday morning, adding people should expect “an unsettled day ahead” as rain pushed eastwards. Brighter spells are set to follow but the forecaster warned there may be heavy showers, some snow in the north and people in Norther Ireland and southern Scotland should be braced for the strongest winds.