UK and Ireland to face more locally damaging winds into Sunday
Stormy weather will continue across Ireland and the United Kingdom into Sunday, threatening to cause sporadic power cuts and disruptions to travel and holiday plans.
The potential exists for one of the storms sweeping in from the Atlantic to be named by the Met Office or Met Eireann. The next windstorm name on the list for this season is Deirdre, which will be followed by Erik.
Another storm sweeping in from the Atlantic will renew the risk of rainfall and strong winds into Sunday morning.
Much of the U.K. will dodge the worst of this storm; however, local damaging winds can whip across southern Ireland, southern and western Wales and South West England.
"Winds in these areas can gust between 50 and 60 mph (80 and 96 km/h)," according to Pydynowski.
"Such strong winds will bring the risk of travel disruptions whilst raising the concern for tree damage and power cuts," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
Strong crosswinds can overturn high-sided vehicles as drivers of smaller cars may feel the winds tug on their vehicles.
"Unsecured siding on homes and businesses can be damaged," Pydynowski added, "and be sure to tie down Christmas decorations. The winds can toss and damage these items."
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Whilst the strongest winds will occur to the west, gusty winds will also whip through the Midlands and South East England into Sunday morning. Isolated power cuts, flight delays and tree damage cannot be ruled out. This includes in Dublin and London.
"Coastal flooding will remain a concern along west- and north-west-facing coastal areas,” added Roys.
In addition to the wind, the steadiest rain will fall and slow travel at times across Northern Ireland, western Ireland, North West England, western Wales and south-western Scotland. The winds will make it difficult to hold onto brollies.
More widely separated showers will occur elsewhere across the British Isles, putting a damper on Christmas Markets and other holiday plans. The showers can turn wintry in the Scottish Highlands.
Following a wet and windy week and weekend, a period of more tranquil weather is expected across the U.K. and Ireland for the first half of this upcoming week.
The threat for disruptive windstorms will resume across the British Isles during the second half of the upcoming week.
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