Child Of Tropical Storm Nadine Arrives
After days of tracking, Child of Nadine has arrived into southern parts of England this morning and will continue to track north through the next 48 hours, before hanging around for much of the week.
The initial headline is the rain, getting as far north as southern Scotland during the next 24 hours, widely bringing 25-50mm across the whole country with some locations, such as the higher ground of SW England seeing 60-80mm plus between now .
The winds today will be blustery with gusts of 40-50mph affecting many parts - perhaps a touch higher close to southern and eastern coasts. It's tomorrow these start to pick up with northern England and later Scotland seeing gusts of 50-70mph - perhaps higher later in the day in exposed parts of central and northern Scotland.
The rain will continue to be a problem into tomorrow as well, pushing further up through northern England, Scotland and Ireland with 24 hour totals again comfortably into the 25-50mm range for many affected regions, as today though some regions could well see even more than this - with perhaps northeast England and eastern Scotland an area to watch with 60-80mm+ possible here.
Further south, after a briefly drier slot, more heavy showers will move in from the south during the day, again topping up those rainfall totals.
Obviously a pretty nasty spell of weather on the way, with disruption and flooding likely, so please take care if you need to go out and about. If you're concerned about flooding you can find more info and all the flood alerts at the following websites:
Environment Agency - England and Wales
SEPA - Scotland
Beyond Monday the low pressure system stays close by so more wet and windy weather can be expected, as is par for the course with child of Nadine, there is some uncertainty as to exactly how things will pan out, so please stay tuned for updates on this.
The current track and rainfall forecast of the system is below:
23rd September 2012 11:44 Updated: 23rd September 2012 11:44