US News Storm Aileen set to batter Britain with 75mph winds

18:42  12 september  2017
18:42  12 september  2017 Source:   Press Association

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- The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season's names were released last week

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season’s names were released last week

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The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen, is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said.

Lashing rain and high winds: It's your weekend forecast (sorry)

  Lashing rain and high winds: It's your weekend forecast (sorry) The unsettled weather is to continue into next week.Met Éireann forecasters have warned that we can expect lots of rain today with the heaviest expected in the Munster and south Leinster areas. The sun will attempt to break through at different points of the day but showers will become more widespread as the day goes on. Temperatures are to reach a high of 17 degrees.

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. The Met Office said there was no connection between the high winds the UK is expected to see and the severe weather battering the Caribbean and the US

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season’s names were released last week

Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season’s names were released last week, as part of the scheme by the Met Office and Met Eireann to raise awareness of extreme weather in the UK and Ireland.

Low pressure will bring “very strong winds” across much of England and Wales on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with an amber severe weather warning for gusts of 55-65mph in parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Gusts up to around 75mph could also be possible in exposed locations such as the coast and hills in these areas, the Met Office said.

Lashing rain and high winds: It's your weekend forecast (sorry)

  Lashing rain and high winds: It's your weekend forecast (sorry) The unsettled weather is to continue into next week.Met Éireann forecasters have warned that we can expect lots of rain today with the heaviest expected in the Munster and south Leinster areas. The sun will attempt to break through at different points of the day but showers will become more widespread as the day goes on. Temperatures are to reach a high of 17 degrees.

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season’s names were released last week

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen , is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said. Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season’s names were released last week

A yellow weather warning for rain is also in place for parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland, which warns of 30-40 mm (1.2 to 1.6 inches) of rain falling within six to nine hours which could cause some disruption.

Storm Aileen set to batter Britain with 75mph winds (Dave Higgens/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Storm Aileen set to batter Britain with 75mph winds (Dave Higgens/PA) Chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: “Storm Aileen is expected to bring strong winds of up to 75mph to a central segment of the UK and an amber weather warning has been issued.

“As well as the strong winds, there will be some heavy rain pushing eastwards overnight which could see accumulations of 30-40mm.

“The low-pressure system that is bringing these strong winds will move fairly swiftly from west to east over the UK and although there will still be some disruption through Wednesday morning, the winds will ease by the afternoon leaving a day of blustery showers.”

The Met Office said there was no connection between the high winds the UK is expected to see and the severe weather battering the Caribbean and the US, with the UK’s weather system originating north in the Atlantic, independent of the current hurricanes across the ocean.

As Storm Aileen clears out eastwards into the North Sea, the UK will be left with cool, showery conditions by the end of the week and into the weekend, the forecasters said.

Rainfall warning issued for parts of Ireland today but there's good news for the weekend .
A rainfall warning has been issued for four counties on Wednesday but there are dry and sunny conditions in store for us this weekend. A Met Éireann spokesperson said Storm Aileen zipped through Ireland on Tuesday but it was Britain who felt most of the brunt of the short-lived storm.She prompted Met Éireann to issue two status yellow weather warnings last night for Munster, as well as counties Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Galway.The first-named storm of the year brought much of her severe winds to the south coast of Ireland with wind speeds of 50 knots / per hour recorded at Kinsale.

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