Here We Go Again

Issued: 10th November 2010 09:28

Here We Go Again

Today is a day to take a breath between weather systems, the winds and rain have eased (aside from a few showers in the east and north), but it's not going to last.. All our attention is again drawn to an approaching Atlantic system which will start to show it's hand later today and overnight before moving through during tomorrow. As ever the track of these systems is hard to nail down precisely, but it's very likely to move across the northern half of Scotland. This will mean the strongest winds are likely to affect Northern Ireland, Northern England, North Wales and perhaps also the Scottish Borders. Exposed western coastal regions could well see gusts around the 80mph mark, with inland areas likely to see gusts up to 65-70mph. Elsewhere, even outside of that main zone for strong winds, it'll be blustery with gales in southern and eastern coastal counties by the end of the day. To put some timings on it, the first batch of winds - initially from the south will pick up from midnight onwards tonight, gusting up towards 60mph through the Irish channel. They'll then ease down for a time before winds from the west pick up into the early hours - initially hitting Ireland but quickly sweeping towards the British mainland during daylight hours on Thursday. Along with the wind, there'll be some heavy rain too, it will move into Ireland this evening, moving into western Britain overnight before pushing through quickly eastwards, clearing the southeast corner during the early afternoon, followed into the west by squally showers. The plus side of it sweeping across the country so quickly is that totals should remain below 25mm in all parts. Looking ahead to Friday, winds ease but more rain is likely to move into southern areas, then into the weekend it's a case of sunshine and showers, these becoming confined to coastal regions during Sunday.

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