Wet weather this weekend from remnants of Atlantic storm Ernesto
Blog by Jo Farrow
17th August 2018 06:28

Wet weather this weekend from remnants of Atlantic storm Ernesto

A tropical Storm has formed out in the Atlantic, now named Ernesto. The Atlantic continues to throw low pressures towards the UK with northern and western parts seeing a good deal of unsettled, wet and blustery weather. This continues through the rest of this week but added into the mix, a bit of extra energy and oomph.

There will be a spell of wet weather moving across Ireland later on Saturday then over Scotland and northern England, particularly Cumbria and the Pennines. After the dry, hot and sunny months earlier in summer, many areas will still be grateful for the rain but there won't be much for SE Britain. 

There still could be some changes in the path of the low pressure and so the heaviest rain areas could shift. From these forecast charts, western Scotland, the Cumbrian Fells, the Pennines and the Peak District all get a soaking with over 30mm. 

"Local flooding is possible but not expected from river and surface water flooding over parts of the north of England and Wales from late Saturday and into early Sunday. Land and roads may flood and there could be disruption to travel here." Environment Agency

There will also be fresh SW winds, strong, maybe gale force around some coasts.

It will just be a spell of unseasonably wet and windy weather, mostly during Saturday night as people are asleep or on Sunday morning. If you are camping this weekend it will be worth taking note, but the Met Office has not issued any warnings for impacts so far. 

Even more low pressures line up for the start of next week bringing an unsettled picture to the UK weather. 

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