Severe winds, Flooding and powercuts to cause chaos as stormy conditions are set to hit Britain!

Stormy weather is set to return to the UK tomorrow as a deep area of low pressure currently situated in the Atlantic crosses the UK.

This storm powered by an invigorated jet stream will lead to treacherous conditions for those out and about particularly during Friday evening rush hour.

Maximum wind speeds could hit 70MPH around the West Coasts of England, Wales & Scotland whilst inland areas will see maximum gusts of 50MPH.

Rainfall will also cause problems with as much as 50mm falling.

The Met Office has released the following yellow warning:

Between 13:00 Fri 9th and 23:59 Fri 9th

A spell of heavy rain and strong winds is expected on Friday.

What to expect

A few homes and businesses flooded.

Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

Some short term loss of power and other services.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.

Monsoon Monday for parts of the UK with flooding and Gale force winds!

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.’

Monsoon rains to continue & intensify this afternoon with flooding a concern for the Capital!

The wet weather is well and truly underway with things only set to get worse over the next 3-6hours.

In total as much as 80mm of rain could fall which to put in perspective the average for the entire month is just 48mm in London.

Currently there are 2 flood warnings and 5 flood alerts in place however with much of the rain still yet to fall these numbers are set to rise rapidly.

To keep an eye on the flood warnings in your are make sure you check out the Flood Information Service

 

Way over a months worth of rain to fall tomorrow as Met Office issues a severe weather warning!

Enjoying the typical British summer?

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.

Wet & Windy for many tomorrow!

Make the most of the very average day we have today as things are set to turn wet and windy for Wednesday!

Low pressure anchored to the West of Scotland will send rain spilling across most parts with the North West faced with the worst of it with strong winds accompanying the wet weather.

The one touch of good news is that those same winds will help see the band of rain move through quite quickly to give way to sunshine and showers as we get into the afternoon/evening period.

So if you need to get out make use of today.

A Day of Thundery downpours on Saturday!

The weekend is here but the weather does not look like improving.

Friday has seen an area of low pressure bring a large band of heavy rain which has spread from west to east associated with some very strong winds.

The weekend fails to improve as low pressure circles over us bringing miserable weather for most.

Heavy showers some of which will be thundery look set to be widespread throughout the day Saturday followed by more of the same on Sunday.

So with that in mind perhaps this is the weekend to see what fun can be had indoors.

Destructive Doris about to wreak havoc across the UK as 4th Storm of the season is named!

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.”

Mammoth Super-storm to bring Damaging winds on Christmas Day!

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.

Snow

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 season
The 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 to smash into the UK with Winds of 80MPH+

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.”

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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.

Hurricane Earl downgraded to a Tropical storm after making landfall

The US National Hurricane Center has downgraded Earl to a tropical storm.

The storm, which earlier had hurricane-strength wind speeds of up to 130km/h (80mph), made landfall early on Thursday in Belize, in Central America.

Earl weakened as it moved inland with wind speeds dropping to about 105 km/h.

The storm is predicted to move across northern Guatemala and south-eastern Mexico on Thursday, where its rains could still cause flash floods and mudslides.

Earlier, heavy rains fell on Honduras.

Residents of Belize City and other coastal communities had been urged by the authorities to move inland and take advantage of higher ground or a network of storm shelters.

Officials ordered the closure of the city’s international airport while archaeological reserves and national parks were shut.

Palm trees are seen after Hurricane Earl have hit, in Belize City, Belize August 4, 2016.
Belize City was battered by hurricane-strength winds