Enjoy the sunny weather on Monday while you can, as the Met Office is cautioning about an upcoming week of considerable instability, marked by episodes of heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
Already, yellow weather warnings for strong winds have been issued for the entirety of Wales on both Wednesday and Thursday. Additionally, the forecasting agency anticipates the likelihood of more severe weather alerts being announced.
A deep area of low pressure, potentially evolving into the season’s inaugural named storm, is set to approach southwest Ireland in the early hours of Wednesday. It will then traverse northern regions of the UK before departing by early Thursday. The Met Office acknowledges some uncertainty regarding the precise path and intensity of this low-pressure system.
However, the yellow warning, effective from 10 a.m. on Wednesday until 7 a.m. on Thursday, indicates that within the warned region, inland areas can expect gusts of 50 to 60mph.
The weather warning further states: “Perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north. Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.”
This occurs only a few days following Hurricane Nigel’s deluge across the nation last week, resulting in travel disruptions and flooding in certain regions.
According to the Met Office, the weather is anticipated to remain variable as we approach the upcoming weekend. The extended forecast suggests that a “fluctuating pattern” is foreseen for the conclusion of September and the start of October.