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Early Weather Warning Issued

Issued For: High Winds, Heavy Rain

Valid: Thursday 11th November 05:00 – Friday 12th November 17:00

With a depression currently making its way across Southern parts of England, we now look forward to Thursday and Friday where is looks like we’ll see yet another period of severe weather, this time the worst of the weather looking likely to be across Scotland and Northern England. A deep area of low pressure looks likely to track just to the North of Scotland, bringing a period of high winds and heavy rain through the course of Thursday and Friday.

The heaviest of the rain currently looks likely to be across Northern Ireland, Western and North West Scotland and due to the intensity of the rain, I have issued a flood watch for these areas (See Graphic)

Areas in the orange zone currently have a high risk of seeing severe weather during Thursday and Friday, these areas are expected to see heavy rain and high winds gusting up to 70-75mph in exposed locations. This area is likely to be upgraded to a severe weather warning within the next few days as tracking of this system becomes clearer.

Areas in the blue zone have been issued with a low-moderate risk. Due to uncertainties of the tracking these areas have currently been issued with an advisory for strong winds and heavy rain. When the tracking becomes clear, some areas in this zone can expect to be upgraded to a weather warning, or even severe weather warning.

More details and updates will be issued on Wednesday afternoon when things are clearer.