UK News Heavy showers and blustery winds expected this weekend

11:58  14 december  2019
11:58  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Weather warning as torrential rain and gale-force winds to batter Scotland

  Weather warning as torrential rain and gale-force winds to batter Scotland The Yellow Warning is in place from between 6am today until noon tomorrow as experts warn of localised flooding and travel disruption. Forecasters say: "Blustery showers will turn to more persistent rain on Thursday morning, turning heavy at times and continuing for the rest of the day. "The rain will be accompanied by gale force southwesterly winds, with potential for gusts of 55-65 mph around coasts and hills. © Met Office A yellow weather warning is in place "The rain will turn more showery overnight though further heavy and prolonged showers are likely on Friday morning.

The southwest winds are expected to increase ahead of the front Sunday and Sunday night. The front will be accompanied by a narrow band of heavy showers and possible thundershowers. The current timetable calls for the frontal band to reach Kauai late Sunday night, Oahu Monday morning

"Sunday will be a pretty blustery day for everybody with some heavy showers and hailstones in amongst it." A yellow warning for wind has been Its warning reads: “A deep area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK from the west on Sunday and Monday bringing very strong winds to parts

a man riding on a raft in a body of water: Rescuers pull a boat through floodwater in Fishlake, Doncaster (PA) © Danny Lawson Rescuers pull a boat through floodwater in Fishlake, Doncaster (PA)

Heavy showers across the UK, which left one motorist stranded on Saturday morning, are set to continue through the weekend, the Met Office has said.

Floodwater on the roads caused chaos in Leicestershire, where firefighters rescued one driver using an inflatable sled in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The deluge is set to continue for most areas in the UK – with rain showers, blustery gales and spots of sunshine forecast for the weekend.

The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood warnings, where flooding is expected, and 130 flood alerts, for areas where flooding is likely, for Saturday.

NI snow now due to arrive earlier than originally thought - severe gales and heavy rain on way too

  NI snow now due to arrive earlier than originally thought - severe gales and heavy rain on way too Snow is expected to fall in Northern Ireland next week is due to arrive earlier than originally thought, according to weather experts.Snow moving across Northern Ireland from the west is now due to arrive on Wednesday evening.

Heavy rain is expected to continue through much of Saturday morning. “A period of strong winds is also expected on Saturday across the Cape and Islands,” forecasters wrote. “Dry and blustery conditions move in on Sunday, then colder air arrives Monday. [Flood Potential] Scattered light showers develop this afternoon, but spotty light freezing drizzle is possible at the onset across parts

Heavy showers , including hail and thunder in some cases, are expected to become more Friday will see fresh westerly winds . Spells of rain can be expected in Ulster, north Leinster and north Friday night will see frost and some blustery showers , some of which will turn wintry later on in the night.

Temperatures will also be dropping and a “blustery weekend” lies ahead, according to Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst.

Mr Dewhurst said: “Anyone who is out Christmas shopping will have to wrap up warmly.

“Over the high ground of northern England and Scotland, some places may have a covering of snow.

“Temperatures for most places will be between 3C (37.4F) and 7C (44.6F), with maximum temperatures of 10C (50F) in the South East where the best of the sunshine will be.

“We are also looking at wind gusts of 35 to 40mph.”

In Leicestershire, a driver became stranded in floodwater and had to be rescued from his car in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Firefighters used an inflatable sled to pull him from the floodwater on Watery Gate Lane, Thurlaston, at 4.05am.

His Fiat 500 remains partially submerged in the water as he arranges its recovery, according to a spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Watery Gate Lane is notorious for flooding, and at least 19 people needed rescuing from the road between 2014 and 2018, along with several more this year.

The local authority, Blaby District Council, said it wanted to install gates to stop drivers using the road when water levels are high earlier this month.

The Met Office forecast for Christmas 2019 .
Are you hoping for a white Christmas? There was a sprinkling of snow in some parts of the country earlier in the week as temperatures plummeted. But according to the Met Office, there's little chance snow will fall on Christmas day.

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