Wind and rain warning

Areas of low pressure will bring spells of wet and windy weather across the area in the coming few days which could lead to impacts such as difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, isolated power outages and surface water, river and coastal flooding.

Warnings Issued:

  • Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1200 to 2359 on Tuesday 14th January 2020.
  • Yellow RAIN Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1300 on Tuesday 14th January to 0900 on Wednesday 15th January 2020.
  • Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 0000 to 0500 on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Today:

An area of low pressure will move northeast across north Wales and northern England today bringing a spell of wet and windy weather to southeast England.

It will be cloudy today with areas of rain and drizzle.

The rain will become heavy in places during the afternoon and evening and continue through much of the night before gradually clearing to the southeast tomorrow morning.

We could see 15-25 mm of rain quite widely, but some locations could see as much as 30-40 mm which, following on so quickly after Monday’s rain, may lead to some surface water and river flooding.

Strong winds will accompany the rain with the south to south-westerly wind increasing today with gusts of 40-50 mph locally 55 mph inland but coastal counties could see gusts of 50-60 mph with a few exposed locations possibly seeing gusts of 65-70 mph. The winds will gradually ease overnight.

The Met Office has issued a couple of low impact wind warnings and a rain warning in association with this low pressure.

Impacts could include difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport and damaged or fallen trees with isolated flooding of homes and businesses. The combination of strong winds, low pressure and high tides could lead to large waves and some coastal flooding.

Warnings can be found at www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

Further Ahead:

Once the rain has cleared on Wednesday morning, there will be a good deal of fine weather, but some showers are expected to develop although many places will remain dry.

Wednesday night will be fine and dry but another low pressure will bring a further spell of wet and windy weather east on Thursday, but no warnings are expected to be required, with a mix of sunshine and showers for Friday.

High pressure then builds to bring drier, cooler conditions for the weekend.

Wind and rain warning was last modified: January 14th, 2020 by Thom Morris