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Met Office issues weather warnings for Saturday for ‘potentially disruptive weather’

by LLB staff reporter
3rd Aug 23 3:04 pm

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for “potentially disruptive weather” for Saturday with unseasonably wet weather.

From late on Friday night into Saturday there will be a deep area of low pressure will bring heavy rain and strong winds.

Northern Ireland will be hit first and a weather warning is in place for rain in the early hours of Saturday morning and for western and southern parts of Wales, the southwest of England and a large stretch of the south coast of England for wind is in place.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates said, “There’s some potentially disruptive weather on the way on Saturday as a deep area of low pressure for the time of year moves from west to east across central areas of the UK.

“Although it’ll be a wet day for many, Northern Ireland is likely to see the highest totals, with a chance of 40-60mm of rain falling in some spots, but 20-30mm more widely. Parts of north Wales and northwest England could also see some very wet conditions.

“The strongest winds are more likely in southwestern areas of the UK, including parts of Wales, southwest England and along the south coast of England.

“The most exposed coasts could see gusts in excess of 60mph, but even inland gusts of 50 mph are possible, especially for parts of Wales and southwest England.

“With trees in full leaf, wet ground and the likelihood of a number of outdoor events etc, the impacts of this weather are likely to greater than if it were to occur during the autumn or winter. Winds are expected to ease from the west later in the day.

“Windy conditions will likely coincide with high tides which could present an additional challenge for coastal areas.”

Keates added, “For the latter half of next week, there are some signals of a shift in the jet stream which may allow for high pressure to build in for southern areas of the UK, increasing the likelihood of some drier weather, at least for a time.

“However, at this range, the details are quite uncertain and there’s still a chance of rain to areas further north. As always, details will become clearer with a shorter lead time.”

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