BRITAIN is braced for the hottest October day for seven years this week, days after nationwide downpours caused widespread traffic disruption. The temperature is predicted to rise from 18C on Monday to 25C on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Met Office. A high of over 23.6C would be Britain’s hottest October day since 2011, Met Office records showed. Tropical Storm Leslie, in the mid-Atlantic, is helping catapult tropical air from the 30C Canary Islands to Britain. But it could also bring gales up to 80mph to the North of the country midweek. Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: "A nice spell of weather is starting, with warm tropical maritime air coming from the Canary Islands and the Azores. "25C can’t be ruled out... Wednesday and Thursday look like the peak, but it stays on the warm side for the weekend and next week. "The South should stay comfortably above average until at least October 18 with the high teens daily and odd days at 20C. The Weather Outlook … [Read more...] about UK weather – Hottest October day for seven years forecast on 25C Wednesday after downpours bring travel chaos
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BRITAIN is set to be battered with months of snow, gale-force winds and freezing temperatures. Weather experts predict El Niño from the Pacific will trigger ice storms across the UK at the start of December. Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said: “The period between Christmas and New Year is likely to bring some major low-pressure systems sweeping in from the Atlantic. “These will clash with cold air pooled over the UK bringing crippling snowfall, although we must allow for some deviation as it is still some time away, we are earmarking the Christmas period as bringing some potentially hazardous weather conditions and widespread snow." If this occurs, rising temperatures in the Eastern Pacific could potentially reach the threshold for an El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The El Niño phenomenon is known to trigger extreme weather patterns across the world and in Britain, it is linked to colder than average winter weather. Another El Niño … [Read more...] about UK weather – El Niño set to spark MONTHS of snow as Britain to be battered by brutal ice storms
BRITAIN will endure "crippling snowfalls" from November which could lead to the coldest winter in a decade after a record-breaking summer heatwave, an expert has warned. The mercury often rose to 35C throughout July as the UK enjoyed a long, hot summer but winter is projected to respond by bringing harsh conditions. Speaking to The Daily Express, James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather warned that Britain could be hit by four months of snow. He said: “November is looking like a mixed bag of weather this year and there are signs that amidst stormy weather will be the first proper snowfall, temperatures for the month are expected to possibly be below average. “All our long range projections have been showing for quite some time that December is likely to be a colder than average month overall and we are expecting several widespread snowy periods early in the month. “The period between Christmas and New Year is looking interesting as there are likely to be some … [Read more...] about UK weather – Britain could be hit by FOUR MONTHS of snow in ‘coldest winter for a decade’ after heatwave
BRITS are battening down the hatches as Storm Ali barrels into the UK — bringing destructive winds and huge sea swells. An Amber weather warning has been issued calling for people to take immediate action to protect against 85mph gales that pose a threat to life. Here's the latest. Where is Storm Ali now? Storm Ali, the first named Storm of the season to hit Britain, will strike on Wednesday morning. It will affect the whole of Northern Ireland, as well as the far north of England and southern / central Scotland. Roads and railways could be closed as uprooted trees and debris block routes. Ferry services and airports will likely be affected by the strong gusts which could lead to injuries — and pose a threat to life. Gales of up to 85mph will also damage buildings while power cuts and phone outages are also expected. Heavy rain will also come with what the Met Office calls the "extremely strong winds". What's the Met Office warning level? Storm Ali is expected to bring a … [Read more...] about Storm Ali – where is the oncoming storm, what’s the Met Office warning level and what’s the UK weather forecast?
EX-hurricane Helene has blown through much of the UK but is still wreaking havoc with 75mph gusts for northern parts of Britain today. The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for power cuts and injury caused by flying debris. Here's what you need to know. What are the Met Office weather warnings for the storm? Storm Helen arrived yesterday bringing with it powerful wind and heavy showers for much of the country. A Met Office Yellow weather warning was put in place for much of the UK as forecasters warned of potentially dangerous gales. Wind speeds will clock up to 75mph in North Wales, Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Tuesday. The warning is in place until 10pm on Wednesday night. People in these areas are being told to expect transport delays, damage to buildings, falling trees, power cuts and potential injuries. The Met Office said: "Strong winds affecting parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through … [Read more...] about Hurricane Helene – what are the Met Office weather warnings for the storm and what is the UK weather forecast?