Weather forecast UK LIVE – Spring is OVER, temperatures will plunge and gale force winds will batter Britain within days

Weather forecast UK LIVE – Spring is OVER, temperatures will plunge and gale force winds will batter Britain within days

THE pleasant Spring weather of the last few days is set to end “abruptly”, forecasters have warned.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, told the Express: “This is a fairly major system which we expect to affect the UK from Tuesday into Wednesday, it may be something we issue a warning for.

“We are expecting severe gale-force gusts in exposed regions later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

“This system, which is a double-barrelled low-pressure organisation, has got some venom and is going to keep people on their toes.

“It is safe to say the tranquillity we have enjoyed through the start of the month is about to come to an abrupt end.”

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  • Sarah Grealish

    WEATHER TO BE ‘UNSETTLED’ ON THURSDAY

    The weather will be “unsettled” going into Thursday and later into next week, according to the Met Office.

    The weather agency added: “It is remaining unsettled for most on Thursday with frequent blustery showers, winds could reach severe gale around some coasts with gales also possible inland.

    “The unsettled theme is then likely to remain through the following weekend with further spells of rain and showers”.

  • Sarah Grealish

    TOMORROW’S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: “Generally cloudy, though some sunshine across southern parts.

    “Some light rain affecting coasts and hills, then heavy rain and gales arriving in the far northwest later.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    TONIGHT’S FORECAST

    The Met Office added: “Continuing cloudy across many central and northern parts with some light rain and drizzle, mainly on hills.

    “Clear spells across southern England where another frost is likely in places.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

    The Met office has warned the weather is going to turn unsettled this week, with wind and rain ahead.

  • Sarah Grealish

    MET OFFICE WARNS ‘PLEASANT’ SPRING WEATHER SET TO ‘END ABRUPTLY’

    The pleasant Spring weather of the last few days is set to end “abruptly”, forecasters have warned.

    Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, told the Express: “This is a fairly major system which we expect to affect the UK from Tuesday into Wednesday, it may be something we issue a warning for.

    “We are expecting severe gale-force gusts in exposed regions later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

    “This system, which is a double-barrelled low-pressure organisation, has got some venom and is going to keep people on their toes.

    “It is safe to say the tranquillity we have enjoyed through the start of the month is about to come to an abrupt end.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    A ‘RETURN TO AUTUMN’ IS AHEAD

    The Met Office has warned Brits to expect a “return to Autumn” next week with wind, rain and hill snow on the way.

    Meteorologist Aiden McGivern said: “We are looking at a return to autumn with low pressure in charge, and that will bring a return of wet and windy weather.

    “It’s a messy transition from high pressure to low pressure.

    “A core of much stronger winds associated with the jet stream will make progress across the UK bringing wind and rain.

    “We expect some really strong winds potentially into next week, with low pressure after low pressure.”

  • Jon Rogers

    LOW PRESSURE BRINGS WIND AND RAIN

    The first area of low pressure moves to the northwest of Scotland on Tuesday evening, bringing strong gusts of up to 75mph, the Met Office said in an update.

    Closely behind the previous low pressure, another Atlantic system follows bringing a period of strong winds across England and Wales. 

    Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said: “After the recent settled spell the weather will turn more unsettled this week with strong winds and rain.

    "Yellow weather warnings for wind are in force. The second of two areas of low pressure is likely to bring the most widespread strong winds, with gusts of 55mph widely across England and Wales later on Wednesday and Thursday, with gusts up to 70mph in exposed western locations.”

  • Jon Rogers

    SCOTLAND TO BE BATTERED BY SEVERE GALES

    Scotland is expected to be battered by severe gales with the Western Isles and the Highlands getting the worst of it.

    Gusts are also expected to remain high across the rest of Scotland, with winds failing to dip below 40mph over this period on Tuesday.

    Forecasters are also anticipating heavy rainfall to sweep eastwards across the country from around 6pm tomorrow evening.

    A forecast from the Met Office reads: “Southerly gale of severe gales are expected for a few hours during Tuesday evening, bringing gusts of 65 to 75mph."

  • Jon Rogers

    SUNNY SKIES IN SOUTH WEST

    The south west will see the best of the weather today while most parts have a cold and cloudy day.

    The Met Office said in an update: "Whilst it's a cloudy day for many with some rain too, southern and southwestern parts will have largely sunny skies."

    Temperatures are expected to hit 10C at best.

  • Jon Rogers

    LINCOLNSHIRE PUB WON'T REOPEN UNTIL MAY DUE TO WEATHER

    A pub in Boston, Lincolnshire, said it will stay shut until May due to the uncertainty of the British weather.

    Pubs across the country will be allowed to welcome back customers from April 12 after months of enforced closure due to lockdown.

    The Castle Inn though has opted to hold off until May to reopen amid fears about the weather, Lincolnshire Live reports.

    The pub wrote on Facebook: “We hope you are all keeping well and safe.

    “After much discussion we have decided that we will re-open on Tuesday, May 18.

    “We feel this is the best decision for our customers.

    “Unfortunately, for us all the great British weather cannot be predicted and April is known for April showers.

    “The last thing we want is our customers to be half way through a meal and an unexpected down pour ruining their food."

  • Jon Rogers

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR ALL OF ENGLAND AND WALES

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering all of England and Wales.

    The forecaster says wind speeds could reach up to 70mph in coastal and hilly areas although for most parts gusts could hit 55mph at most.

    The warning is in place from 9pm on Wednesday until 3pm Thursday.

    The latest warning from the Met Office covers all of England and Wales
  • Jon Rogers

    DIRECT LINE PROFITS FALL DUE TO WEATHER-RELATED COSTS

    Direct Line reported a fall in 2020 profit on Monday as weather-related costs weighed on its home insurance unit, offsetting strong earnings in its motor insurance business that saw fewer claims due to Covid-19 curbs.

    But encouraged by a 2.2% increase in own-brand policies to 7.5 million, Direct Line announced a £100 million ($138.10 million) share buyback plan and increased its final dividend by 2.1% to 14.7 pence per share.

    The London-listed company, whose brands include Churchill, Green Flag, Shotgun and Privilege, recorded £27m ($37.30m) in costs related to weather in 2020, compared with £3m a year earlier.

    "The results have been affected by the usual variability around weather events but the addition of the factors surrounding Covid-19 make them more difficult to navigate than in previous years," Direct Line said in a statement.

    Operating profit in the company's home insurance business fell by £49.2m to £101.4m for the 12 months ended December31.

  • Jon Rogers

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ISSUED

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the Western Isles.

    It comes into place on Tuesday between 5pm and 11pm.

    The forecaster predicts wind gusts to reach up to 75mph.

    The yellow warning comes into place on Tuesday
  • Jon Rogers

    STORMY CONDITIONS AND GALE-FORCE WINDS COMING

    Stormy conditions and gale-force winds are expected to strike the country later this week.

    Forecasters say the UK will face "unsettled" weather by the middle of the week, with rain and strong winds set to batter the country on Wednesday.

    Meteorologist Aiden McGivern told The Sun the country was facing "a return to autumn" which will see a return to wet and windy weather.

  • Jon Rogers

    WET WEATHER COMING

    Rain is heading towards the UK later this week, according to the BBC's forecaster Carol Kirkwood.

    Temperatures will slowly start to "fall away" as low-pressure comes in overnight.

    She said: "Through this evening and overnight, there's a weak front travelling a bit further east and we've got the next one coming in from the Atlantic. In between, there'll be a fair bit of cloud, clear skies once again in southern areas. Means temperatures will fall away."

    She added: "We've got our first weak front producing some patchy rain, that will tend to fizzle. Some dry weather, there will be some sunshine, some brightness and then the low-pressure starts to show it's hand later in the day, bringing in more persistent rain and also stronger winds."

  • Jon Rogers

    FROST IN WALES & SOUTHWEST ENGLAND

    Parts of Wales and southwest England will have a frosty start to the day.

    Southern parts will also be cold but dry first thing.

    Cloud and rain in the north will move south as the day progresses.

  • Jon Rogers

    NORTH-SOUTH SPLIT AGAIN TODAY

    There will be another north-south split in the country weather wise today.

    Southern parts are expected to be "dry and at times bright," according to the Met Office.

    Northern areas though will be cloudier which will bring some rain at times.

  • Abe Hawken

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: "Generally cloudy, though some sunshine across southern parts.

    "Some light rain affecting coasts and hills, then heavy rain and gales arriving in the far northwest later."

  • Abe Hawken

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    The Met Office added: "Continuing cloudy across many central and northern parts with some light rain and drizzle, mainly on hills.

    "Clear spells across southern England where another frost is likely in places."

  • Abe Hawken

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: "Mostly cloudy in the north with some rain or drizzle at times.

    "Dry in the south with broken cloud and sunny spells after a cold and frosty start in places."

  • Katie Davis

    COLD NIGHTS

    Temperatures dropped to as low as -7.7C on Saturday night in some areas.

    But the record minimum temperature in the UK during March is much lower.

    On March 14, 1958, temperatures dropped to a bone-chilling -22.8C in Logie, Aberdeenshire, according to the Met Office.

  • Katie Davis

    FLOOD WARNING ISSUED

    The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe.

    It reads: “River and groundwater levels remain high and are expected to remain high for the next few days.

    “Levels will be responsive to rainfall. Areas most at risk are North Creake, South Creake and Burnham Thorpe including the B1355. 

    “Take care on riverside footpaths and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: SUN IN THE SOUTH BUT RAIN IN THE NORTH ON MONDAY

    Monday will see a mixed bag of conditions – depending on whether you are in the north or south of Britain.

    The Met Office tweeted: "We hold on to the dry and at times bright weather in southern areas on Monday, but cloudier skies further north will bring some rain at times

    "Here are all the details for you in our weather."

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK TO BE BATTERED BY HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS FROM WEDNESDAY

    The Met Office says the weather will be turning unsettled Wednesday with rain and strengthening winds.

    The Met Office said: “Into the following week, there may be a more settled, drier and brighter interlude for at least southern areas.

    “Thereafter conditions look mixed or changeable with further potential for rain and strong winds, with these most likely across the west and northwest of the UK.

    “Temperatures are expected to trend close to average with overnight frosts still possible, especially during settled interludes.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SCOTLAND TO SEE 4IN OF RAIN AND 70MPH WINDS THIS WEEK

    Scotland is set to be battered by 70mph winds and up to four inches of rain this week.

    Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It will be quite a change as a very strong near-200mph Atlantic jetstream sees deep low pressure and wet and very windy weather.

    “Storm-force wind gusts over 60mph could be seen later on Wednesday in the West, with in excess of 100mm of rain locally in the North-West over the week.

    “Watch for potential wind and rain warnings – and a little snow could be seen on some hills, especially in the North.”

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