Storm Arwen set to batter the UK

[Updated 06:40 25/11/2021]

Storm damage. Posted by brian gaze

Storm Arwen is expected to bring very strong winds leading to travel disruption and damage in parts of the UK during the next 48 hours. Computer models are showing the worst conditions in north eastern Britain through the second half of today. Tomorrow the area of strongest winds moves southwards and maximum gusts begin to ease. There will also be outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow with accumulations mostly, but not only, over high ground.


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Friday starts with outbreaks of rain in much of southern and central Britain. To the north there are showers and in Scotland many of them are falling as sleet or snow.

Through the morning the wet weather in the southern half of the UK clears southwards and all regions then have showery conditions. During the afternoon more persistent spells of rain, sleet and snow move southwards over Scotland and northern England. The heaviest burst are expected to be in central and eastern areas with snow falling down to low levels at times. Winds strengthen and severe gales or storm force gusts are expected across the north and around western coastal counties.

Temperatures range from a very cold 3C (37F) in the north to 8C (46F) near to the south coast. See the rain and lightning radar for the latest view.

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UKV, wind gusts, 19:00, Friday, 26th November

Tonight outbreaks of rain, sleet ands snow spread southwards across much of England and Wales. Accumulations of snow are most likley over high ground but some low level locations could see a covering by the morning.

By the end of the night clearer conditions return to much of the north and west, but there will be further snow showers in Scotland.

Very windy. Gales affect much of the UK and in coastal counties they will be severe.


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Tomorrow morning outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow are expected in central and eastern England. By the afternoon the precipitation becomes showery and increasingly confined to eastern counties. Winds remain very strong with gales inland and severe gales in coastal locations. The combination of low temperatures and strong winds makes it feel bitterly cold. Tonight winds ease and a widespread frost develops.

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UKV, rain and snow, 10:00 Saturday, 27th November

Mixed outlook

The cold theme continues on Sunday. However, winds will be easing and showers increasingly become confined to eastern coastal counties. During the second half of the day outbreaks of rain push into western areas and over high ground in Scotland they could be preceded by a period of sleet or snow.

During Monday outbreaks of rain spread eastwards. In the north and west it turns milder, but central and eastern parts of England remain quite cold.

Through Tuesday and Wednesday another band of wet and windy weather moves southeastwards through the middle of the period. It is followed by cold and showery conditions.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Wednesday, 1st December

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