Two storms are set to hit the UK this week, but how will this affect Newcastle?

Autumn is set to have a miserable start as storms with 50mph winds and torrential rain batter parts of the UK.

Blustery gales will begin in the northern regions of Scotland from Monday, helping to form storms that will strike the country on Wednesday.

Weather experts have predicted downpours of rainfall as heavy winds drag scattered showers towards the UK.

As a result, the Environment Agency has put a flood alert in place for England which means possible flooding for homes and businesses - but how is Newcastle affected?

The Met Office have forecasted a largely dry start to the week with long spells of sunshine up until Wednesday, with highs of 19℃ and brief spells of mist, fog and light winds.

The weather on Tyneside starts to become more overcast from Wednesday, with periods of stronger winds and skies full of clouds and patchy outbreaks of rain.

Sunshine makes its return to cap off the week from Friday as conditions become largely dry with temperatures of 18-19℃.

Low strength winds and cloudy skies will remain along with intermittent showers of rainfall during Sunday afternoon.

The start of next week, however, looks increasingly bleak as the probability of showers rises from 56% on September 27 to 78% at the start of next month.

Experts, AccuWeather, predict a total of nine hours of rainfall from next week, meaning that these worsening conditions point towards a possible storm arriving in Newcastle.