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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, August 30: Atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of UK

23:12 | 29/08/2020

Weather in the UK is forecasted to cope with more rain and strong gusts due to storms. Meanwhile, thunderstorms threaten to batter Europe with flooding.

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UK's weather forecast

According to Express, the UK will be hit by low pressure until the end of the week, bringing even more rain and strong winds. But an area of high pressure from the Atlantic is set to build up across the UK bringing some pleasant weather into the weekend.

Frank Saunders, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We’ve seen a real mix of weather this August."

“With a heatwave earlier this month and in the last week we’ve had two named storms bringing very wet and windy weather across the country."

“With high pressure on the way this weekend we’re going to end the month with much more settled weather, with plenty of late summer sunshine for many."

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
Storms will blast parts of the UK leaving Britons drenched over the Bank Holiday weekend (Image: WXCHART)

“It’ll be a dry weekend for most areas too, though eastern areas can expect a few heavy showers on Saturday.”

Saturday will see some sunny spells, especially across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and in the West of England.

In these areas the weather will be mostly dry at the start of the weekend. But it will feel chilly as a North West and northerly breeze swoops across many areas.

The top temperatures will only reach 12 to 15C in the North and 16 to 18C in the South of the UK. Eastern areas will be blasted with heavy rain and hail in certain spots.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
UK weather: It will feel chilly as a North West and northerly breeze swoops across many areas (Image: WXCHARTS)

Temperatures across the North Sea coasts will struggle to reach 13 or 14C on Saturday bringing a very miserable bank holiday weekend.

Parts of the East will have rainy weather well into the evening before they move onto the coasts of Norfolk and the South East. Temperatures in these areas will drop to 7 or 8C.

Mr Saunders said: “It’ll feel quite cool despite the sunshine, as northerly winds bring below average temperatures for the time of year with highs of around 16 to 18 Celsius."

“At night it’ll feel really quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to single figures for most, and a chance of air frost in Scottish glens.”

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
The UK will be hit by low pressure until the end of the week, bringing even more rain (Image: WXCHARTS)

Many parts of the UK will experience a particularly cold night for late August. In some rural Highland glens and sheltered vulnerable “hollows” in the North West, could have temperatures fall close to freezing overnight.

These areas may also experience a ground frost on Sunday morning as temperatures will mainly be around 3 to 8C.

As the weekend ends, the weather will not improve any time soon. Forecasters predict more rain and cold winds into the start of next week.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
UK weather: Eastern areas will be blasted with heavy rain and hail in certain spots (Image: WXCHARTS)

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Chris Tubbs, said: “Later on Monday low-pressure will once again start to edge its way in from the Atlantic. It’ll turn cloudier with outbreaks of rain for Northern Ireland, with cloud and rain spreading to the rest of the UK by Tuesday."

“It’s likely to stay unsettled into the remainder of next week as we begin meteorological Autumn, with spells of wind and strong winds at times.”

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
UK weather: An area of high pressure from the Atlantic is set to build up across the UK (Image: MET OFFICE)

Europe's weather forecast

According to BBC weather forecast, meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker noted there was quite a lot of cloud across Ireland and Scotland in his latest weather update. The presenter noted that southern parts of Scandinavia will face the same conditions as well. However, further south in Europe is the area of weather that is being watched.

Mr Schafernaker told viewers: "Broadly speaking from the very far north east of Spain through southern France, the Alpine region and particularly northern Italy."

"There could be some very nasty thunderstorms forming there into the weekend. There is also potential for flash flooding. Elsewhere across Europe and across the Balkans, there'll be hot sunshine."

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
BBC Weather: 'Very nasty' thunderstorms threaten to drown Europe with flash flooding (Image: WXCHARTS)

He continued: "Additionally be some very intense late summer heat. Temperatures here will be up to 37 degrees in Bucharest. Some of that heat is also spreading into Hungary. By the time we get into Poland it will be a little bit cooler at 24 Celsius."

The BBC presenter added: "There'll be some unsettled weather across the Baltics. Certainly a fair bit of rain will come across areas of Sweden."

"That area of nasty weather will again appear across Italy and the Alpine region drifting into Germany and Austria as well."

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker noted there was quite a lot of cloud across Ireland. (Image: BBC)

Mr Schafernaker said: "So that stormy weather across this part of Europe is going to continue all through the course of the weekend. In the UK temperatures will be only around the high teens with a fair bit of cloud in the coming days."

"Madrid will be warming up in the next few days, going from 23 to 31 degrees. Elsewhere in Kyiv there'll be lots of hot sunshine there. The same goes for Athens where it will be particularly hot there on Monday at 36 degrees."

On August 30

According to Weather Online, showers affect the far north of Spain on Sunday but otherwise its a dry, fine and warm day over Iberia. Dry, sunny and warm too for the Balearic Islands and southern Italy while northern portions of Italy will be cloudier with outbreaks of rain. Greece and Turkey see the continuation of hot, dry and sunny condtions.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
Photo: Weather Online.

Low pressure over central Europe brings outbreaks of rain and breezy conditions to parts of France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland on Sunday. Drier weather spreads east from western France through the afternoon. A dry but overcast day for much of Slovakia and Hungary. A bright but showery day for the Benelux region.

A bright day with isolated showers for Denmark while a band of heavy rain affects Lithuania. Drier for Estonia and Latvia but rather cloudy here. Another band of rain makes its way eastward over central Norway and Sweden on Sunday with brighter conditions following from the west over Norway. A bright day too for Finland though it will be showery here.

Outlook for next 48h

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 30 atlantic storms leading more rain to batters new parts of uk
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