UK and Europe weather forecast latest, August 21: Exact times and prediction when Storm Ellen hit the UK
UK's weather forecast
According to Express, London is expecting more dramatic weather in the coming days as Storm Ellen continues to track across Britain. The Met Office has issued several weather warnings for wind as life-endangering and damaging winds track towards the capital.
Met Éireann named Storm Ellen on Tuesday evening, as the unseasonably, deep Atlantic low-pressure system brought the potential for impacts to the Republic of Ireland. Temperatures will be much lower than the last 10 days.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale said: “Following the recent hot and thundery weather we are seeing a significant change to very unsettled conditions for August with an unseasonal spell of strong winds associated with low-pressure centres for the second half of the week."
|BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood warned of travel disruption because of the wind and rain (Image: BBC WEATHER)|
“Uncertainty remains high in the intensity of these systems at this point, but we are confident in the change to a spell of much windier weather."
“Tropical air associated with a decayed tropical cyclone is being drawn towards the UK, and the marked contrast between this warm and moist air with normal North Atlantic air masses can lead to a very vigorous system.”
Winds reaching 66mph were reported in parts of Wales and Ireland as Storm Ellen hit western parts of Britain on Thursday.
Pembrey Sands, on the coast of West Wales, was battered by gusts of 66mph according to the Met Office.
The forecaster tweeted: “Storm Ellen is currently bringing some unseasonably windy weather across the west with Wales having seen the strongest winds so far.”
|BBC Weather warned wind gusts could hit 50mph in some areas (Image: BBC WEATHER)|
However, the strongest gusts were recorded in “exposed southern coasts” in Ireland, with 89mph reported at Roches Point."
Storm Ellen developed as a result of a decayed tropical cyclone across the North Atlantic. The storm was forecast to sweep across Ireland before smashing the western coast of Britain.
The Met Office has implemented three weather warnings over the next two days. The first is in effect across Northern Ireland from midnight to 8am and warns of very strong winds reaching 75mph over higher ground impacting the region on Thursday morning.
The second weather warning is in effect across the western coast of the UK from 8pm on Wednesday to 4am on Friday.
The warning reads: “Strong winds are expected to cause some disruption to travel and power supplies from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.”
|London weather forecast: When will Storm Ellen hit London? (Image: WX CHARTS/WINDY.COM)|
A spell of strong southerly winds is expected to develop on Wednesday night across southwest England and move north to affect much of western Britain through the early hours of Thursday morning.
There is some uncertainty about the exact track of the low, but forecasters predict gusts of 55mph possible inland, with 65 mph possible around coasts and hills.
Winds may temporarily ease on Thursday morning, but a band of heavy rain is likely to move east late Thursday afternoon and overnight accompanied by similarly strong, perhaps squally winds.
|London weather forecast: Peak wind gust map for London on Friday afternoon (Image: WX CHARTS)|
Europe's weather forecast
BBC Weather has forecast a vortex of stormy wet weather to batter parts of Europe while other areas see a temperature rise.
BBC Weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker warned the UK would be the first to experience this heavy rain and windy weather. He noted the wet weather will spread to continental Europe towards the end of the week. In the meantime, temperatures are set to rise and remain warm and dry until the weekend.
Mr Schafernaker said: "Some very stormy weather across Ireland into Thursday. It will be pretty blustery across the UK as well."
"Basically out into the Atlantic low pressures are forming and they are going to drive the weather across this corner of Europe over the next few days."
|BBC Weather: Stormy showers to bombard Europe as temperatures spike (Image: BBC)|
BBC Weather explained the forecast would be considerably different elsewhere across Europe.
He noted that temperatures have begun rising in multiple areas and would remain warm over the next few days. He said: "Elsewhere across the continent it is a different story."
"Heat has spread in from the south to reach Paris, Berlin and Warsaw is pretty warm there as well on Thursday. That hot weather is going to continue across Europe as we head to the weekend."
He noted that temperatures have begun rising in multiple areas and would remain warm over the next few days.
|BBC Weather: Mr Schafernaker noted that temperatures have begun rising in multiple areas and would remain warm over the next few days. (Image: BBC)|
He said: "Elsewhere across the continent it is a different story. Heat has spread in from the south to reach Paris, Berlin and Warsaw is pretty warm there as well on Thursday. That hot weather is going to continue across Europe as we head to the weekend."
According to Weather Online, cloudy skies and patchy rain affecting northern and central Portugal as well as northwest Spain. Elsewhere across Spain and Portugal will be dry and fine with sunshine. It will be a dry day across the rest of the central Mediterranean as well as over Greece and Turkey with plenty of sunshine.
Largely dry for France, although windy for the far northwest tip and a few scattered showers over some northern regions. Becoming drier and brighter across Belgium and the Low Countries and mostly dry and fine for Germany although cloud and rain is expected in the northwest.
|Photo: Weather Online.|
Largely dry across Poland but with outbreaks of rain for eastern areas of Europe. Generally dry across the Alpine countries as well as through the Czech Republic and Croatia but with some scattered showers possible in the afternoon.
Weak low pressure over Scandinavia will bring largely cloudy skies to southern regions mainly with some brighter spells further north. Showery rain will affect mainly southern parts of Sweden and Norway but also central regions too as well as across central Finland. Wet with rain across Denmark. Largely dry however across the Baltic States.
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