A large area of high pressure has provided largely dry weather along with unseasonable warmth to the United Kingdom, Ireland and much of western Europe for much of March.
This area of high pressure moved southwestward allowing storm systems to target Ireland and the United Kingdom with rounds of showers and gusty winds.
The first storm system brought showers and gusty winds to all of the United Kingdom and Ireland on Tuesday. Winds gusted to near 80 kph (50 mph) around Dublin at times in the early afternoon.
People enjoy the good weather by the river Thames in London, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Another storm brought unsettled weather Thursday when a powerful cold front moved from northwest to southeast across the region, reaching London by the end of the day. Spells of rain will accompany the front along with strong winds in excess of 65 kph (40 mph).
Rainfall will generally average less than 12 mm (0.5 of an inch) from this storm, but much of the rain will fall within a couple of hours.
This front will bring an end to the recent unseasonable warmth.
Following the frontal passage days will feature lower temperatures along with a threat of showers from Friday through Sunday.
Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Caribbean could take a turn toward the United States as a hurricane next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
Rain will spread over much of the northeastern U.S. into the weekend, but persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic.
A new typhoon is brewing in the western Pacific Ocean and could pose a risk to Japan, Taiwan and eastern China next week.
Thundery showers set to start this weekend will depart before the season's first National Football League game in London kicks off on Sunday.
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