Stormy September weather

Rough seas in strong winds.

9 September 2011 - Forecasters at the Met Office are predicting a spell of very windy weather over the coming days.

Many parts of the UK are likely to see gusty conditions through the weekend, with the highest wind speeds most likely over northern and western regions of the country.

Later on Sunday and into Monday, post Tropical Storm Katia is expected to approach the UK, bringing the risk of severe gales and storm force winds in places.

Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, Eddie Carroll said: "Although it will be very windy everywhere, it is uncertain as to exactly which parts of the country will see the very strongest winds - so we advise everyone to stay up to date with the very latest forecast warnings."

Katia expected to bring stormy weather to the UK
Met Office Chief Forecaster Eddie Carroll explains the latest forecast from the Met Office and the challenges in forecasting this type of weather.

Katia expected to bring stormy weather to the UK. Met Office Chief Forecaster Eddie Carroll explains the latest forecast from the Met Office and the challenges in forecasting this type of weather. (PDF, 78 kB)

The predicted high winds could coincide with high tides and western coasts in particular could be at risk from localised flooding.

During next week, winds are expected to ease but it will remain blustery across much of the country.

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Last updated: 5 April 2012