Wet and windy autumn weather

Wet conditions

22 September 2012 - Forecasters at the Met Office are predicting a spell of very wet and windy weather over the coming days.

While the north of the UK will continue to have fine and dry weather through the weekend with sunny spells by day and cold nights, an area of low pressure will move north from the Bay of Biscay to bring a spell of wet and windy weather to more southern parts of England and Wales during Sunday and to all parts as we go into next week.

Andy Page, Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "Parts of south Wales and southern England will have a wet and windy day on Sunday, with 15 - 30 mm of rain expected fairly widely by the end of the day.

A further 25 - 50 mm of rain is possible in some parts of the southwest of England on Sunday night and the public should be prepared for difficult driving conditions and localised flooding".

Strong to gale force easterly winds will add to the unsettled theme with gusts to 50 mph likely along parts of the English Channel coasts.

There is still some uncertainty about how the low pressure area will develop and move on Monday, and therefore which areas of the UK will see the worst of the weather early next week. However, this heralds a spell of very unsettled weather for the whole of the UK for next week, with all parts seeing windy conditions with showers or longer spells of rain.

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Last updated: 23 September 2012