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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, October 16: Fierce winds and downpours to smash Britain

21:17 | 15/10/2020

Britain is forecasted to cope with brutal winds and downpours while heavy rain and showers set to batter Italy and central Europe, cold for all.

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UK's weather forecast

The meteorologist told BBC Breakfast that there will be scatered showers in eastern England throughout Thursday. Ms Kirkwood added that the Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland will see drier and brighter weather.

Ms Kirkwood said: "We are looking at some sunny spells, there will be areas of some cloud around and there are going to be some scattered showers."

"What is happening is we have high pressure in the north, low pressure across the continent and in between we are pulling in this easterly wind."

"It will be quite brisk across coastlines, it will bring with it a bit more cloud. The cloud across eastern Scotland will produce some drizzle, the cloud across eastern England will produce some showers."

"There will be a line of those showers coming through East Anglia and Kent down towards the Channel Islands. One or two of those showers could prove to be sharp as we go through the day."

uk and europe weather forecast latest october 16 fierce winds and downpours to smash britain
Carol Kirkwood is a meteorologist for the BBC (Image: BBC)

She added: "Further west it is drier and brighter with sunshine around. This is the same as we move up through the Midlands into Wales, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland."

BBC Weather has forecast heavy rain and potential thunderstorms for Europe as an Arctic wind blow into the continent.

BBC forecaster Chris Fawkes noted central Europe will likely see the worst of the thunderstorms. Mr Fawkes said: "The weather remains cool across most of Europe and to understand why you just have to look at this pressure chart."

"We have got cool polar northwesterly winds extending in across Scandinavia, central and western Europe into the Mediterranean and even reaching north Africa."

"That is why the weather is cool for many of us, as well that, we have got cloud and some showers around. There will be heavy outbreaks of rain and thunderstorms with that rain across parts of Italy and the Balkans."

uk and europe weather forecast latest october 16 fierce winds and downpours to smash britain
Photo: Weather Online

He added: "We could see around 50mm of rain and maybe 75mm in places. There will be some strong northwesterly winds affecting the western Mediterranean."

On October 16

According to Weather Online, high pressure to the north of Scotland bringing an east to northeast flow over the UK and Ireland. There will be showers over eastern coasts, some of these spreading through southern and southeast England too. A brighter day in Wales and western England as well as western Scotland. Bright again in Ireland with sunny spells here but some showers could be affecting eastern coasts. A cool day with a touch of morning frost in Wales and central Scotland, tops near 9 to 11C for most but 13C in southeast England.

Europe's weather forecast

BBC Weather has forecast heavy rain and potential thunderstorms for Europe as an Arctic wind blows in.

BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes noted central Europe will likely see the worst of the thunderstorms. As the week goes on, this heavy rain will likely move further east. For west, north and central Europe, these countries will experience cooler days as Arctic wind moves across the continent.

Mr Fawkes said: "The weather remains cool across most of Europe and to understand why you just have to look at this pressure chart."

"We have got cool polar northwesterly winds extending in across Scandinavia, central and western Europe into the Mediterranean and even reaching north Africa."

uk and europe weather forecast latest october 16 fierce winds and downpours to smash britain
BBC Weather: Much of central and western Europe can expect to see temperatures in the low to mid-teens. (Image: BBC)

"That is why the weather is cool for many of us, as well that, we have got cloud and some showers around. There will be heavy outbreaks of rain and thunderstorms with that rain across parts of Italy and the Balkans."

The BBC Weather forecaster explained the severity of the thunderstorms over the next few days and how the rain will move eastwards.

He said: "We could see around 50mm of rain and maybe 75mm in places. There will be some strong northwesterly winds affecting the western Mediterranean."

"That area of low pressure does migrate further eastwards so we are going to see showers move eastwards as well. But it should stay dry on Friday with some sunshine for Turkey and for Greece."

uk and europe weather forecast latest october 16 fierce winds and downpours to smash britain
BBC Weather: forecaster Chris Fawkes noted that central Europe will likely see the worst of the thunderstorms. (Image: BBC)

Mr Fawkes noted while Spain and parts of France will remain dry, they will be much cooler than recent weeks. Much of central and western Europe can expect to see temperatures in the low to mid-teens.

The forecaster added: "There will be some fine weather around for Spain and Portugal but the air is relatively cool here."

On October 16

Plenty of sunshine across Spain and Portugal on Friday. The Balearics will also be dry with more sunshine here. Showers will affect Italy although sunny spells in between. Grace should be mostly dry and sunny. Turkey will also be dry with plenty of sunshine, Weather Forecast reported.

uk and europe weather forecast latest october 16 fierce winds and downpours to smash britain
Photo: Weather Online

France will have a dry day once morning mist and fog has cleared. Dry two across the low countries and western parts of Germany. The far east of Germany will have outbreaks of rain and these sharp bursts of rain will be affecting much of Poland. Hungry should be mostly dry, although rain and showers effect Austria and Switzerland.

Denmark will be dry with sunny spells. Some showers affect Southeast Sweden, but much of the rest of Sweden will be dry with sunshine as will be Norway, although rain and snow affect the far north. The Baltic states will be dry with sunny spells and it should stay dry but rather cool in Finland.

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