UK: Unsettled weather to continue with cool, blustery on tap this weekend
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
November 09, 2018, 9:51:37 AM EST
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An unsettled weather pattern is set to grip the United Kingdom into this weekend following several days of wet and windy weather.
A powerful storm system will bring the risk for damaging winds and further flooding problems into Friday night.
Although the storm has not been officially named by the U.K. Met Office or Met Eireann, it will still bring significant impacts to the British Isles.
“Peak wind gusts of 50-75 mph (80-120 km/h) are likely throughout southern and western parts of the U.K., especially in exposed coastal and higher-terrain locations,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
Elsewhere, wind gusts of 40-50 mph (65-80 km/h) are expected. This includes London and Edinburgh.
“Tree damage, power cuts and coastal flooding are other concerns,” added Roys.
Dry spells along with occasional blustery showers will occur throughout the U.K. on Saturday as chilly conditions continue.
High temperatures will range from 9-11 C (48-52 F) across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England to 12-13 C (53-56 F) across the Midlands and southern England.
The most frequent showers will be across Southwest England, Wales and western Scotland. Some thunder is possible across Wales and Southwest England.
The chilly, unsettled weather will persist on Sunday. High temperatures will again range from 9-13 C (48-56 F) across the country, and gusty winds will make it feel even colder with AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures under 7 C (45 F) during the afternoon hours.
In fact, it will be cold enough for wintry showers to occur at times across the highest terrain of Scotland on Sunday and Sunday night.
Additional bouts of rain and wind are possible across the U.K. early next week.
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