A storm will continue to lash the U.K. and Ireland through Monday night with strong winds, rain and coastal flooding.
Huge waves, up to 8 meters (26 feet), have already begun to batter west- and southwest-facing coastal areas resulting in widespread coastal flooding. These large waves will persist through Monday night as flooding problems continue, especially around high tide.
Waves will remain unusually high on Tuesday but become smaller throughout the day.
Radar image from early Monday afternoon local time showing rainfall from the storm impacting the region.
Train services have been halted and delayed across Wales and England due to wind and coastal flooding, according to BBC News. A number of coastal roadways have also washed out, resulting in closure over Wales and southern England.
The highest wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be common across most of Ireland and England. The period of highest winds across Ireland will be through Monday afternoon, diminishing some at night. The strongest winds across England will continue through Monday night.
Strong winds and high tides batter the coastal road close to Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Rainfall is not expected to be particularly heavy. However, heavy rainfall has been an issue across the U.K. recently. So, any rain that falls will be on saturated ground and could cause some local flooding problems.
Even though more showers are expected during the middle and end of the week, no large storm systems are expected to impact the region following the current storm.
This will be a welcome break from any extreme weather following a very stormy December and first week of January.
Meteorologist Dave Samuhel contributed to this story
Thunderstorms will bring the threat for flooding to eastern Europe while heat continues to build in parts of Russia.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Yet another round of storms is forecast fire up across parts of Texas and the southern Plains into Tuesday night with the risk of severe weather, including flash flooding.
Parts of the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley states will take a turn of severe thunderstorms with localized flooding downpours into Tuesday night.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
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New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.