Wet and Windy Scotland
We've been tracking the remains of Tropical Storm Leslie right through the week as it's crossed the Atlantic and made it's way toward the British Isles. As we expected it's crossing through between the north of Scotland and Iceland - far enough away not to bring anything too severe but close enough to still give a wet and windy day to the northern and central Scotland especially.
The rain has already moved in across northern and into eastern regions of Scotland during this morning, some is heavy and although eastern parts will tend to dry out during the day, the rain will keep coming in the north with more arriving into the west as well.
The wind is already blustery but will strengthen after lunch - again with central Scotland northward seeing the strongest gusts which will range from 50-60mph, perhaps higher in exposed locations. Later in the day this initial burst of stronger winds eases, but overnight and into tomorrow morning winds strengthen again over the northern half of Scotland and into the Northern Isles with gusts of 60-70mph+ likely before things start to calm during the day tomorrow.
Elsewhere today, although it's a bit blustery it's a calmer, drier scene with just a scattering of showers expected to affect western regions - particularly the northwest of England. Temperatures today will be warmest in the south with 18-20c possible here, elsewhere it's the mid-high teens.
Looking ahead to Friday and it's a pretty cloudy scene with many parts seeing some patchy drizzle moving through. The winds will gradually ease in Scotland during the morning as the heavier rain also moves away leaving the whole country in a similar boat. Sunshine will be at a bit of a premium but where it can get to work southern parts may see 19-21c, a touch cooler in other regions.
Into the weekend and Saturday looks like being mainly dry and pleasantly warm, rain will spread in from the northwest during Sunday - not reaching all parts before dark though, Michael Fish
will be online later on with all the details.
13th September 2012 10:32 Updated: 13th September 2012 10:32