The relative calm of the last week or so is due to come to an end today as a series of powerful Low pressure systems takes aim at the UK.
By midday Tuesday wind speeds will be on the rise as will the amount of rain fall. Temperatures are also expected to rise up to 15c however given the significant wind speeds it won’t feel that pleasant.
The biggest concern for travellers on Tuesday will be that rainfall which is expected to be heavy at times.
As we go into the period for Wednesday through Friday the winds become the main concern with a chance that the fourth named storm of the season is announced by the UK Met Office (Currently a yellow warning for the period Wednesday to Thursday has been issued).
Update: The IPMA Portuguese weather service have since named this Storm Diana so it will take that name rather than the next on the list of UK Met Office named storms.
An area of Low pressure to the North West of the UK is expected to intensify bringing wind speeds of up to 80MPH across high ground in Northern England and parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.
An additional risk for parts of England which itself will face strong winds up to 50MPH and Wales up to 60MPH come in the form of a sting jet which could Amplify wind speeds considerably for a short period of time. Should this occur wind speeds could hit 80-90MPH with damage to trees, Fences, Roof tiles etc.
Beyond that the UK is given a brief respite before further wet and windy weather is expected Sunday into Monday.
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.
Straight off the back of Storm Ali the Met Office has now officially named the second storm of the season.
Storm Bronagh is set to hit parts of the British Isles with strong winds and heavy rain of upto 100mm as we go through this evening and into Friday.
Check out the full Met Office warning below…
Between 18:00 Thu 20th and 09:00 Fri 21st
Storm Bronagh brings potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning.
What to expect
- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, could happen. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
The warning area, now associated with Storm Bronagh, has been extended to cover more of northern England. The likelihood of medium impacts has also been increased.
Regions and local authorities affected:
- East Midlands
- East of England
- London & South East England
- North East England
- North West England
- South West England
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humber
An area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England. The strongest winds are then expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday. Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts. However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.
The cold air is here and there has already been up 5 inches of snow in parts of Wales & the West Midlands.
But the biggest threat for many of us is shaping up for Sunday as a dangerous snow storm moves in.
The heavy band of rain is expected to clash with the cold air currently in place over the British Isles and where that occurs large falls look likely.
Earlier today the UK Met Office upgraded the warning from a yellow warning to amber saying “10 cm looks likely quite widely within the warning area, with 15-20 cm in places.”
They also stated the risk for some rural areas to be cut off as the snow sets in for such a long period.
By Monday there is an additional risk of blizzard conditions as winds are expected to strengthen.
Check out our chart below where we have took a blend of the latest model predictions to give you an idea of snowfall amounts in various areas…
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the south, western England and Wales with strong winds and potential flooding predicted.
The UK and Ireland will be subjected to its second named storm of the year after ex-Hurricane Ophelia caused three deaths on Monday.
Storm Brian has been caused by a low pressure “weather bomb” in the Atlantic and will smash into UK with winds of up to 80MPH!
The latest Met Office warning reads as follows:
“Between 04:00 Sat 21st and 23:59 Sat 21st
A spell of strong winds is expected. Western and southern coastal transport routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves and spray, with potential for flooding of properties. Some transport disruption is likely across the whole warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, as well as damage to trees.”
Parts of the UK are reeling in the aftermath of Ophelia, However the stormy weather looks set to return in time for the weekend!
Potentially the 2nd UK named storm of the season could see winds pack a punch of 70-80MPH.
The Met Office is yet to officially name this one as there is scope for changes in the strength, However South East Ireland, Wales & the South West of England look to be in the firing line.
The timings currently see the South East of Ireland bare the brunt around 3am Saturday morning before Wales and the South West of England Face the most dangerous conditions between 6am and midday. Whilst these areas are likely to see the strongest winds during the middle of the day parts of the midlands will also see wind gusts of 40-60mph.
With time for things to change this is one storm we will keep an eye on and update you with over the next few days.
Storm Doris is now just one day away from bringing widespread disruption with exceptionally strong winds and more than a foot of snow to the UK.
Storm Doris’s rapid development is forecast to see its air pressure drop by around 30 milibars in 24 hours, known as “explosive cyclogenesis” or, by some, as a “weather bomb”.
This causes an intense storm. People need to be aware of the strength of the gusts. The strongest of which look like being in central and northern England.
Storm Doris is expected to move on quickly, with the worst of the weather gone by tomorrow evening, although further Atlantic gusts will bring more rain and wind through the weekend and into next week.
The Met Office have today added to yesterdays warning expanding the area expected to see the strongest winds aswell as issuing an Amber warning for snowfall.
“Heavy snow is expected on Thursday. Accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are likely quite widely with 20 to 30 cm falling on hills above 300 metres. This will lead to disruption to transport and perhaps power supplies.”
“Some very strong winds are expected on Thursday in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, and 70-80 mph on coasts and hills. 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. Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over. 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. The warning has been updated to extend the at-risk area southwards.”
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.”
Something is going to happen in Southern California on Friday that hasn’t happened in at least six years, possibly longer. It’s going to rain a whole, heckuva lot, and that rain is going to be accompanied by a wide range of other hazards.
It’s all part of one of the most intense storms to strike the region since before the state’s epic drought began in 2012, which is likely to bring several inches of rain on average to areas from Santa Barbara southward to San Diego.
Higher rainfall totals, likely into the double digits, will occur in mountainous areas, with heavy snow falling in the higher peaks of Los Angeles and San Diego counties, among others.
This will lead to landslide and mudslide concerns as heavy rain runs off already saturated hillsides, and flash flooding issues even in urban areas. The highest mudslide risks will be across areas that have burn scars from wildfires.
The storm, which combines an unusually intense low pressure area with a firehose of moisture whose hose stretches back for more than 2,000 miles, way out to near Hawaii, will rage throughout the day on Friday and into Saturday in one of the most populated and storm-averse areas of the country.
At its peak, winds are likely to gust greater than 50 miles per hour in the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas, which will cause extensive air travel delays and down trees and power lines. Some areas could see winds approach or exceed 100 miles per hour, particularly in the higher elevations of San Diego County.
High wind warnings have been issued for higher elevation areas around Los Angeles and all of San Diego County, where officials are bracing for sustained winds of tropical storm force, or 39 miles per hour or greater, along with higher gusts as the storm center nears the coast.
The National Weather Service has issued a dizzying array of watches and warnings to cover all the storm impacts, which can be found on weather.gov.
According to the agency’s predicted rainfall amounts, some spots could see a two-day rainfall total that ranks within the top 10 all-time heaviest two-day rain events, but this is not expected for most spots.
According to the Weather Service’s San Diego forecast office, a storm of this intensity at such a low latitude in the state is extremely rare, or “off the charts when looking at the past 30-year record,” the agency said in a forecast discussion.