Im in Scotland just now and after a night of realy heavy rainfall this is what I woke up too Apparently half of the normal November rainfall fell within 24 hours. Its caused the clyde to burst its banks at greenock.
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Icy storm-force winds are expected to sweep the country, with plummeting temperatures and snowfall predicted as far south as Birmingham.
The Met Office has issued its strongest warning - a red alert - for winds in Scotland and warned parts of England and Wales to "be aware".
A spokeswoman for the Met Office said: "We do not issue red warnings lightly. That is why people need to take heed of it and take appropriate action."
Southern and central Scotland are covered by the red alert for winds of up to 100mph for 24 hours from Thursday morning.
Northern England and the rest of Scotland are on amber alert for 60mph winds, and a yellow alert - meaning "be aware" - is in place for the Midlands and north Wales.
The Scottish Government said schools in the west, central and southern areas may not open or close early, following expert advice which could see motorists warned to avoid travelling altogether.
The Government said its resilience committee met on Wednesday night.
Ministers, along with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) , heard from the Met Office's chief forecaster and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) .
Winds of up to 100mph have been forecast, with the strongest gusts expected to hit the west of Scotland and the central belt from 12pm and from 3pm in the east of the central belt, affecting rush hour.
The gales, which will continue into the evening, are expected to arrive as early as 7am.
Ministers have advised councils in the west of the country not to open schools in the morning, while those in the east have been advised that they should close at 12pm ahead of the worst of the weather.
It had earlier been confirmed that schools would close from lunchtime in the Borders, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Stirling council areas.
North Ayrshire recommended that parents keep children at home and said its schools would be closing early. North Lanarkshire Council said it was "likely" its schools would be shut.
The Government said travel conditions could be "dangerous" and that road users may experience severe delays of several hours or more.
In particular, high sided vehicles, HGVs and buses are advised not to travel during the periods specified.
Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "The very latest information from the Met Office's chief forecaster which we received shows that we can expect very severe gales, at wind speeds not seen for many years, across large parts of western, central and southern Scotland throughout Thursday."
Get out your Santa suits and daggy Christmas jumpers - weather forecasters are predicting a cold, wet Christmas for much of the country.
Australia is already in the midst of one the coldest starts to summer in decades and conditions show only faint signs of improving before December 25.
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart can all expect an overcast Christmas with temperatures as low as 11 degrees and barely able to crack the mid-twenties.
Brisbane and Darwin are likely to escape the chilly conditions - but will have to deal with rain instead.
Only Adelaide and Perth will escape a grey Christmas – both can expect sunny conditions with temperatures in the high twenties.
The gloomy forecast comes off the back of a poor start to summer.
Sydney is suffering through its coldest start to summer in over 50 years; while Perth had its wettest December day in 28 years and Brisbane recorded its coldest December day in 123 years last week.
All of this came off the back of one of the nation's wettest Novembers on record.
The Weather Channel's Tom Saunders says a combination of southerly winds and thick cloud cover is causing the chilly conditions on the east coast, and things aren’t likely to let up soon.
"It is going to stay cool this week. Sydney won’t hit anything above 25 degree for the next seven days and Canberra will have similar temperatures."
"It's also a very wet lead up to Christmas for many parts of the country. Perth picked up more than 40mm overnight. Later in the week we’re expecting heavy rain in South Australia on Saturday, that will move east into Victoria and NSW on Sunday and Monday."
Its a fuckin pain in the arse, 13th of december and not a day over 22oC, thats just unheard of, coldest start to December in 60 years, it only stops raining long enough to get some washing on the line then piss's down when you hang it up.
And Christmas is coming, do know how hard it is to drink beer in cold weather?
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