UK weather forecast: Britons braced for brutal storms as damaging winds to batter country

BBC Weather: Temperatures forecast to fall across UK

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The UK is braced for “damaging winds gusts” as a stormy weather pattern builds across Europe towards the end of the month and into November, AccuWeather said. Western parts of Scotland, northwestern England, Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to see the worst of the conditions, with above average rainfall predicted in those regions.

The latest weather maps show blustery winds swirling towards the UK from Sunday, October 17.

Wind gust models produced by WXcharts show a deep area of red closing in on the UK as winds of up to 56mph (91kmh) sweep across Britain and parts of Europe.

The strong gusts are poised to sweep in a deluge of rain across western parts of the country.

The latest 24 hour-precipitation suggest up to 40mm of rain can be expected across the northwest on Wednesday, October 20.

The band of wet weather is then set to push further south with up to 30mm predicted in some southern regions.

A week later, the storms are set to intensify and clock speeds of 62mph (100kmh) by 6am on October 24, according to WXCharts.

Tyler Roys, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather told “We are expecting a stormier pattern to take shape across the northern third of Europe, including the UK during the last third of October that could continue into early November.

“This could lead to parts of western Scotland, northwestern England, Wales and Northern Ireland seeing above normal precipitation.

“We can’t rule out any of these storms that do move through could produce damaging winds gusts associated with windstorms.”

Despite large areas of the country being battered by wind and rain, temperatures are expected to remain above average for the time of year, which is around the mid-to-low teens.

Mr Roys added: “At the current time we necessarily don’t see a change in temperatures, as they will probably stay near to slightly above normal.


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“If they do end up being slightly above normal, it will largely be due to warmer nights and that will be because these nights are largely featuring mostly cloudy conditions.

“At this time we are not confident in what the lowest temperature could be expected.”

The BBC long-range forecast from October 16-29 suggests the unsettled weather pattern is set to be triggered by high pressure in central Europe and low pressure building in the UK.

The forecast says: “High pressure centres will become more common across central or eastern Europe as well as across the sub-tropical Atlantic.

“This should lead low pressure systems to periodically impact the UK by bringing in rounds of rain and perhaps some bouts of strong winds.

“Under this pattern, the best chances for any prolonged dry periods to develop in between any low pressure systems that occur will be across southern and eastern areas.”
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