Storm Agnes brings wet and windy weather


[Published 06:45 27/09/2023]

Forecast chart showing Storm Agnes. Posted by Brian gaze

Storm Agnes brings strong winds and heavy outbreaks of rain to northern and western areas today. However, in central and eastern England it remains mostly dry. The mixed theme continues through the coming days, with the wettest conditions in the western half of the UK. (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 27th September 2023

Wednesday starts dry. However, it is windy in the south west.

Through the day, heavy outbreaks of rain associated with Storm Agnes spread across much of the north and west. It also becomes very windy in the north and west. Around Irish Sea coastal counties gusts of between 60 to 75mph could lead to some disruption. Winds won't be as strong elsewhere, but in northern Britain gust speeds of around 50 to 60mph are likely. Central England, East Anglia and the south east should remain dry and bright.

Temperatures range from 10°C in the far north west to 21°C in the south east. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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

Tonight, Storm Agnes pulls away northeastwards and drier conditions return to most regions, although there could still be a few showers in the north west by the morning. It remains quite windy, particularly in the north.

Tomorrow, showery spells of rain spread across Northern Ireland and Scotland. They may also reach Wales and south western England in the afternoon. To the south and east it stays dry with variable amounts of cloud.

UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Thursday, 28th September

Mixed outlook

Friday morning sees outbreaks of rain steadily clearing southeastwards. All of the UK then has sunny spells, but showers are likely in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the north it will be windy.

Saturday will probably be dry in much of the UK, although there could be scattered showers in central and northern areas. In the sunshine it feels pleasantly warm. By the evening it could be turning wet in Northern Ireland and parts of western Britain.

Sunday is looking mixed. Showery rain is most likely in the north and west. Much of the south and east stays dry and in sunny spells it should feel pleasantly warm. However, it will be quite windy.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Saturday, 30th September

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