UK's weather forecast
According to Express, heavy rain and unseasonably strong winds of 81mph will smash the UK throughout the day. Yellow weather warnings have been put in place covering most of the UK as flooding and travel disruptions are expected.
Met Office chief meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale, said: “Storm Francis arrived early on Tuesday morning, bringing another spell of wet and windy weather for the UK over the next few days."
“Wind speeds this strong are unusual during August and may come as a surprise to people spending time outdoors trying to catch the last few days of summer."
|Britain will be battered by furious winds today (Image: WXCHARTS)|
“A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”
A deep Atlantic low-pressure system is continuing to bring heavy rain in northern parts of the UK.
According to the Met Office, weather warnings for rain cover Northern Ireland and parts of England, Wales and Scotland issued. A yellow weather warning for wind is also in place for most of England and Wales.
Flooding of a few homes and businesses is expected as well as bus and train disruptions.
The Met Office have warned that injuries and danger to life is possible from large waves being thrown onto the sea front and coastal roads. It also warned that power cuts could occur in some parts of England due to the heavy winds.
|Yellow weather warnings have been put in place covering most of the UK (Image: MET OFFICE)|
On Tuesday, the Environment Agency registered 36 flood alerts and five flood warnings for England.
Craig Snell, Met Office forecaster, said: "Francis has now pretty much moved off shore and it's now just a slow gradual improvement."
Mr Snell said the weather will be gradually improving on Wednesday. But he highlighted that it will take a while for eastern parts of the UK to see the winds calm down.
The strongest gust of wind recorded on Tuesday was 81mph which hit The Needles near the Isle of Wight in the evening.
The wettest place yesterday was in north Wales at Bethesda where 101mm of rain was recorded. RAC Breakdown spokesman, Rod Dennis, said: “Until the middle of Wednesday, drivers need to brace themselves for some very unpleasant conditions on the roads."
|Heavy rain and unseasonably strong winds of 81mph will smash the UK throughout the day (Image: WXCHARTS)|
“An amber weather warning covering a swathe of western Britain means there is a real risk of disruption to journeys from flying debris such as tree branches. Surface spray and perhaps some localised flooding are also possible."
“We urge everyone to anticipate longer journeys, especially if they are travelling any great distance, and to make sure their vehicles are road-ready. Drivers must slow down and drive to the conditions, especially if they are towing.”
As Storm Francis gradually clears this week, the Bank Holiday weekend looks to be sunnier in most parts of the UK. But showers will soon return next week bringing further unsettled weather.
|Met Office weather warning: The Bank Holiday weekend looks to be sunnier (Image: WXCHARTS)|
On August 27
According to Weather Online, low pressure drifting in from the west through Thursday. A few showers in eastern areas at first. More persistent rain spreading from the west bringing a wet morning in Ireland and western parts of the UK. This rain then turns more persistent across England and Wales.
Turning more damp in Scotland too with outbreaks of showers and rain. The rain and showers heavy in Wales, southern and southwest England. Drier in western Scotland. Highs at 12 to 15C, but 19C in the drier parts of southeast England.
|Photo: Weather Online.|
Europe's weather forecast
According to BBC weather forecast a massive temperature plunge for many parts of Europe this weak as Storm Francis tracks through the continent bringing strong winds and heavy rain with it.
BBC meteorologist Louise Lear warned that Storm Francis, as named by the Met Office, will continue to cause problems across the UK into northern France. She noted that weather warnings remain in force across the low countries towards northern Germany for strong winds and heavy rain. That storm system will continue to track its way steadily eastwards during the early hours of Wednesday.
|Met Office weather warning: A deep Atlantic low-pressure system is continuing to bring heavy rain (Image: WXCHARTS)|
Ms Lear told viewers: "To the south of that, through Wednesday, it looks largely fine and dry."
"By the middle of the afternoon across Turkey into mainland Greece and the Greek Isles there'll be lots of sunshine and temperatures will be into the low 30s."
"It's a similar story as well for Italy and the French Riviera. Temperatures will perhaps be a few degrees higher inland across Iberia."
She continued: "But that is not going to last as temperatures are set to ease as we head into the weekend. The low countries will then still see some cloud and some rain. That will move into Germany too."
|'Temperatures will perhaps be a few degrees higher inland across Iberia.' (Image: BBC)|
"That storm continues to track its way steadily eastwards. We'll see another area of low pressure pushing into the UK and northwest France by Thursday."
The weather presenter added: "South of that it will be fine and settled. But as we head towards the weekend, the showers will ease in London and Paris. But it will get noticeably cooler with a northerly wind, and that flows down to Spain."
Ms Lear said: "So temperatures will ease a good eight to 10 degrees in some places. The best of the sunshine and the best of the warmth can be found across Greece."
|'But as we head towards the weekend, the showers will ease in London and Paris.' (Image: BBC)|
Athens will experience consistent mid-30 degree highs throughout the rest of the week. Kyiv will start in the low 20s but rocket up to 29 by the end of the weekend. Moscow, in contrast, will struggle to break higher than 20 degrees.
On August 27
A fine day across Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine. More sunshine in Italy and staying dry here too. Greece and Turkey will enjoy more warm and sunny weather throughout the day, Weather Online reported.
Rain in northwest France but fair for the rest of the country with more sunshine. Showers and some cloud in the Low Countries as well as northern Germany. Rain, some of it heavy in northern Poland, but fair in southern Poland and the south of Germany. Hungary should be dry with sunny spells, but some showers in Austria and Switzerland.
|Photo: Weather Online.|
Wind in Denmark with a mix of sunshine and showers. Further showers in the Baltic States and scattered showers for Finland. Sunny spells and col in central and northern Sweden, showers in the south. Further showers in southern Norway, sunshine and cool in the north.
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