Heavy storms set for Friday

THE UK is set be battered by the rains and 50mph winds of the first major storm of the autumn tomorrow - and the weekend outlook does not look much better.

THE UK is set be battered by the rains and 50mph winds of the first major storm of the autumn tomorrow - and the weekend outlook does not look much better.

The south-west of England and Wales is likely to be worst hit by the deluge, which could see 3 inches of rain and cause localised flooding.

It seems the situation will not improve much over the weekend, with more heavy showers predicted for much of the country on Saturday.