Severe Weather Warning – Final Update

November 7, 2010

Weather Warnings


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Severe Weather Warning Final Update

Valid: Sunday 7th November 14:30 – Tuesday 9th November 15:00

Issued For: Heavy Rain, Gale Force Winds, Localised Flooding

I issued a severe weather warning yesterday and due to very slight changes in the tracking of this deep area of low pressure, I have decided to issue an update.

As this area of low pressure pushes past the Southern tip of Greenland, it’ll begin to track South/South-Eastwards towards the United Kingdom. The worst of the winds are expected to be across Western Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern Wales and South-West England. Through the course of Sunday afternoon winds will gradually increase across Scotland and Northern Ireland as the low pressure system begins to move closer, gusts of up to 75mph are likely across parts of Western Scotland along with heavy rain, which could lead to minor structural damage and localised flooding.

As this system moves Southwards, the winds will begin to ease across Scotland and Northern Ireland but they will gradually begin to increase elsewhere. This low pressure system is also expected to drag some colder air down from the North so we could see some heavy snow for a time across the Scottish Highlands.

Areas within the red zone have been issued a severe weather warning. Through Sunday afternoon, into the evening and through into Monday winds are expected to increase. These areas are likely to see the worst of the weather so localised structural damage and localised flooding cannot be ruled out within these areas. The worst weather is expected to be through Sunday night and into Monday.

Areas within the orange zone have been issued a weather warning. Although the wind strength isnt expected to be a huge problem, gusting of up to 45-55mph still seems likely which could uproot smaller trees and shift loose roof tiles. These areas are also expected to see heavy rain which could lead to localised flooding particularly towards the North-West of this zone. Heavy snow across the Highlands may cause temporary problems too. The worst weather is expected to be through Sunday night and into Monday afternoon.

Areas within the blue zone have been issued a weather advisory for strong winds. These winds could cause some disruption for a time through Monday afternoon and into Tuesday as the low pressure system continues to edge South-Eastwards. Gusting of up to 45mph seems likely, particularly across Coastal regions. The worst weather is expected to be through Monday and into Tuesday.

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