Storm Agnes may cause disruption tomorrow


[Published 06:50 26/09/2023]

Forecast chart showing Storm Agnes. Posted by Brian gaze

Outbreaks of rain push northeastwards across the UK today and in places they will be heavy. However, the main focus is on tomorrow as Storm Agnes moves in from the Atlantic. It brings the prospect of heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the country, with the likelihood of some disruption. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts and contribute to its ongoing development, explore the payment options, see below)

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Issued 26th September 2023

Tuesday starts dry in much of the UK. However, it is wet in the north west and parts of the south.

Through the day, outbreaks of rain move northeastwards across the UK. At times they turn heavy, but rain amounts are likely to vary a lot and some places remain dry. This afternoon brighter conditions return more widely in England and Wales, but there will be scattered showers. However, longer periods of rain continue to affect Scotland and Northern Ireland. Quite windy.

Temperatures range from 12°C in the far north west to 21°C in central and eastern England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Tuesday, 26th September

Tonight, showery rain in the north steadily eases. All of the UK will then be dry, but by the morning it turns wet in the south west. Also, winds strengthen as Storm Agnes approaches.

Tomorrow, heavy outbreaks of rain push northwards across much of the UK. However, it probably remains dry in much of central and eastern England. It will be very windy as Storm Agnes tracks northeastwards. Gusts of around 75mph are possible in Irish Sea coastal counties. In much of the rest of the UK, gusts of 40 to 60mph are expected, with the higher values in the northern half of the UK.

UK Met Office UKV, wind gusts, 15:00 Wednesday, 27th September

Stormy mid week

Thursday is expected to start mainly dry. However, another batch of wet weather probably pushes across the north and west later on. Windy, particularly in the north and west.

During Friday morning outbreaks of rain steadily clear southeastwards across England. All of the UK should have sunny spells in the afternoon, but showers are likely in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the north it remains quite windy.

Saturday is looking dry in much of the UK, although there could be scattered showers in central and northern areas. In bright spells it feels pleasantly warm.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Friday, 29th September

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Forecast chart showing Storm Agnes. Posted by Brian Gaze.

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