Stormy weather continues

19 Sep 2018 03:15 PM

A number of national severe weather warnings have been issued this week as a series of low pressure systems bring a combination of wind and rain across the UK.

Storm Ali – the first storm to be named by the Met Office and Met Éireann this season - is bringing very strong winds to Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and parts of North Wales today (Wednesday 19 September 2018). A wind gust of 91 mph has already been recorded in Killowen in County Down in Northern Ireland, the strongest wind gust in September in Northern Ireland since records began in 1880’s.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Laura Paterson said:

“Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather Warnings are in place until this evening (Wednesday) warning of the danger of impacts from the strong winds associated with Storm Ali. The strongest winds will gradually ease from the west through this afternoon as Storm Ali moves quickly off north-eastwards, reaching the Norwegian Sea this evening. Through Thursday another area of low pressure will develop and approach the UK from the southwest, bringing rain and second spell of strong winds later on Thursday”.

A Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for rain has been issued for Wales and parts of northern England for this second low-pressure system covering most of tomorrow (Thursday). The rain is likely to be heaviest across parts of Wales and northwest England. There is also a yellow National Severe Weather Warning in place for wind covering much of England and Wales through Thursday evening into Friday morning.  Strong winds are likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during tomorrow evening before spreading further eastwards across England overnight.

Another low-pressure system may bring yet another spell of wet and windy weather across parts of the UK during Sunday. However, quieter conditions are currently expected to follow from early next week.

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