The first named storm of the season – Angus – will bring rainstorms and very strong winds to southern and southeastern regions of England during Saturday night and Sunday morning (19-20 November). The fiercest gales will reach speeds of up to 80mph in Kent and Sussex and will also hit coastal areas from the Isle of Wight eastwards.

"A vigorous area of low pressure, now named Storm Angus, will move northeast across southern and southeast England on Sunday," The Met Office Chief Forecaster stated in an ITV report.

"This will be accompanied by a period of heavy rain, starting in the west of the area during Saturday evening, and very strong winds. 20-30mm and locally 40 mm of rain is expected within a six to nine hour period."

Next week, ice warnings are expected across Britain, with over two inches of snow expected to fall in some parts. Motorists are cautioned to take care in hazardous driving conditions as they face surface water flooding and debris from fallen trees.

There could also be the first signs of thundersnow for this year. This is an unusual weather thunderstorm phenomenon where heavy downpours of snow fall instead of rain during chilly winter temperatures.

Forecaster Alex Burkill told the Express: "There are some bursts of rain and frequent showers pushing in from the west through Thursday evening and into Friday and these could be heavy and thundery.

"There could be hail or sleet or snow over the hills in the north and the west and even to lower ground.

"It is going to be colder than it has been with many places dipping to freezing overnight with lows of -4C or -5C or -6C in rural spots.

"Friday will be quite breezy and there will be showers, the heaviest towards the west, and there could be snow over the hills with sleet at lower levels.