Strong Winds, Heavy Rain and Snow

December 12, 2011

Weather Forecasts

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the lack of coverage on this weeks severe weather, I’ve been rather busy in the last couple of weeks or so but I’m back and raring to go! Secondly, there is an active weather warning in place for tonight, through Tuesday and into Wednesday, please CLICK HERE to view that warning.

Before I move on to talk about Thursday/Fridays storm potential, we have some snow potential to talk about. Through the course of Wednesday and indeed, into Thursday, a deep area of Low Pressure pushing Eastwards will drag in behind it some much colder air, and this is likely to allow snowfall to begin to fall, initially across higher ground but even down to lower levels at times in Northern and Western parts of the country.

The NAE computer model above shows where this snow is most likely to fall (pink shaded areas) whilst this snowfall is likely to be in the form of showers, areas above 200m could see anything up to 15cm of snow due to the frequency and possible intensity of these showers, lower levels are likely to be slightly more marginal resulting in a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow during heavier showers, accumulations here are likely to be between 2-5cm in areas more exposed to these showers.

Looking further ahead and towards the end of the week, we’re keeping a close eye on a developing system through Thursday night and into Friday, this system has the potential to bring further widespread gale force winds and heavy rain, the focus this time around seems to be further South across Central and Southern Areas. Recent modelling however has shifted this feature further South, and if this continues the worst of the winds will be across France and in the English Channel.

I’ll be keeping an eye on the situation in the coming days and a weather warning maybe issued on Wednesday if deemed necessary.



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One Comment on “Strong Winds, Heavy Rain and Snow”

  1. Sarah Kendall Says:

    Thanks for the warning Daniel – we have already had a tree down in the lane here due to a gusty evening (N E Gloucestershire). The water level has risen (our ponds are starting fill again slowly after the drought this summer) and I think the soggy ground couldn’t hold its roots against the wind. It’s something I’ll watch out for if we get higher winds as we could have a few more (the last gale a few years back brought down 7!).


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