The UK Met Office have issued a ‘Yellow Warning’ as a spell of severe weather is expected throughout Monday.
Current projections show as much as 100mm of rain falling coupled with wind speeds that could reach 60MPH!
The risk of flooding is very high with a storm surge likely along the East coast.
The Met Office warning reads as follows…
‘Heavy rain is likely to affect southeastern parts of England through Monday, peaking during the morning period. Accumulations of 25-35 mm seem likely widely, with 60-80 mm possible in places, this perhaps most likely for parts of Norfolk and the North Downs; the westward extent of these higher totals remains less certain. Strong winds are also likely with gusts of 40-45 mph likely inland, particularly during Monday morning, and possible gusts to 50-55 mph along exposed coasts and over hills. Coming from an unusual (northerly) direction may increase the likelihood of wind-related impacts. Note that these winds will also lead to large waves, and spray and overtopping around some coasts. It may also be cold enough for a little sleet or wet snow on high ground but this is unlikely to settle.’
Well things dont look like improving anytime soon with over a months worth of rain set to fall on Wednesday for London and the South East.
In total as much as 60 to 80mm will fall in places with rain pretty much constant from mid morning until around 9pm.
Thursday should bring much brighter prospects, with highs of around 20/21C.
However things are changing again at the end of the week when another band of rain moves in on Friday evening into Saturday.
See the full Met Office forecast below:
Between 00:05 Wed 9th and 23:55 Wed 9th
An area of heavy rain will sink slowly southwards across the east and southeast of England during Wednesday. Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding leading to longer journey times. In addition, flooding of homes and businesses is possible. The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme southeast of the UK later in the day.
Chief Forecaster’s assessment
An area of showers will spread from the Irish Sea across Wales, and parts of southwest and south England on Tuesday. Whilst many areas will not see the heaviest of these, accumulations of 15-20 mm in an hour are possible along with 30 mm or so in 2 or 3 hours.
Storm Doris has been officially named and is going to push in from the west on Thursday, bringing very strong winds, heavy rain as well as some snowfall in the north with Blizzards for the Scottish mountains!
The winter so far has seen very little in the way of proper winter weather with only 3 named storms. However later this week things are about to change with Doris crossing the UK.
The MetOffice has released an Amber warning which reads as follows:
” Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm ‘Doris’, with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible. Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards.”
A MAMMOTH super-storm will rip through Britain on CHRISTMAS DAY unleashing powerful winds in excess of 70MPH .
A violent weather system currently hurtling across the Atlantic will hit hours before the festive season kicks off.It is likely to be the biggest storm to hit Britain in more than a year and will smash into the west coast during the early hours of December 25.Powerful gales could generate the second named Storm of the season – Barbara – although the Met Office has not confirmed this.A separate low pressure system will start to stir things up on Christmas Eve after a wet and windy week ahead.The dismal prediction comes as experts warn temperatures will plunge in the next few days with Christmas Day snow almost certain.After weeks of mild weather thermometers will drop to more usual for the time of year with Scotland and northern England most likely to see a festive flurry.
Unsettled weather will set in towards the middle of the week
Experts say unsettled weather will set in towards the middle of the week with the weekend megastorm shaping up to be the strongest ever to hit Britain over Christmas.The deep low pressure system currently hurtling across the Atlantic will make landfall at around 6am on Christmas morning.It will see air pressure drop more than 24 millibars over 24 hours – a so-called explosive cyclogenesis, or ‘weather bomb’.Powerful gales could generate the second named hurricane force storm of the seasonThe storm will gather speed as it tears across the UK through the course of Christmas Day before heading out towards Scandinavia on Boxing Day.Britain is on alert for damaging gales, colossal waves and torrential rain or snow depending on how low temperatures drop.The Met Office said a flurry of snow is likely across high ground in the north on the big day although for most it will be wet and windy.
Forecaster Steven Keates said: “There is the potential for some quite wet and windy weather particularly across the north of Britain as some deep low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic.
“One weather model indeed shows a drop in central pressure of more than 24 mb, an explosive cyclogenesis.
“People will notice a contrast from the recent weather with the risk of gales or severe gales in parts of the country.
“In terms of snow on Christmas Day – we might see some over higher ground in the north, but for most places it is likely to be wet rather than white.”
Storm Angus is currently knocking on the door for southern most Britain bringing with it the threat of strong winds, Heavy rain and possibly even some snow!
The first of the named storms to come crashing into the UK after what has been a relatively calm autumn will no doubt be a shock to the system for those caught in the worst of the conditions. The strongest of the winds which has the potential to cause minor damage with roof tiles, Fences and power lines at risk will be for those in the far south and south east of the country. Elsewhere it will feel breezy and wet with a large amount of rain associated with the system, Whilst for the highest parts of Wales and then later on the Peak district Snow is a possibility for a short time.
See below the UK MetOffice’s take on storm Angus.
“Storm Angus is expected to bring some very strong winds to coastal counties of southeast England for a time on Sunday morning, when gusts of 70-80 mph are possible. Be prepared for disruption to travel services, interruptions to power supplies and some damage to buildings.”
Whilst the Chief Forecasters view was as follows…
"Angus" will move northeast across southern and southeast England during Sunday morning. Southerly then southwesterly gales are likely with storm force winds developing over the English Channel and affecting some coastal districts. Very squally showers are also expected such that isolated gusts of 70-75 mph are also possible further inland in the Amber warning area.