Week Ahead Stormiest For Years Says Met

The coming week is expected to be one of the stormiest periods the UK has seen for several years with heavy rain, strong winds and snow for parts of the country.

According to the Met Office on Tuesday, the end of the week in particular could see some very stormy conditions across England and Wales while an Atlantic storm passes over the UK.

Beginning on Monday, the storm will bring wet and windy weather to the whole country, with some particularly heavy rain for parts of Wales and South West England.

Up to 60mm is possible in places, accompanied by gale force winds in the south, where exposed areas could see gusts of up to 70mph.

Tim Hewson, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, said: “There is some uncertainty in the forecast for later in the week, but there is potential for a significant storm and we are keeping a close eye on the situation as it develops.

“We’ll be regularly updating our forecasts and warnings, so we advise everyone to stay up to date with the latest situation.”

The Met Office said there was also the risk that any part of the UK could see some snow during Tuesday, with the snow likely to settle in on higher ground in parts of central and northern Britain.

Wednesday looks bright and breezy for most places, but early indications are that there is a potential for another storm system to affect parts of England and Wales later on Thursday and into Friday.


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