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Wet and windy weather continues in parts of the UK

The strong winds associated with Storm Dylan will ease as we count down towards the New Year.

However, a series of low-pressure systems, from the Atlantic, are continuing to bring unsettled but less cold conditions for areas of the UK over the coming days.

Paul Gundersen Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “Much of the UK will remain wet and windy for New Year’s Eve with rain and hill snow over parts of Scotland, showers, heavy at times, for the Midlands, the south and west of the UK. Eastern Scotland and north east England look most likely to stay dry.

New Year’s Day will start cloudy in the south with a risk of some rain. Parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north England will also see some rain which could turn to snow over the hills.”

Looking ahead to the New Year, Paul Gundersen added: “The unsettled weather looks likely to continue through the first week of January with further bouts of wet and windy weather. In particular some very strong and gusty winds, together with thundery downpours are likely on Wednesday and may cause some disruption.”

Storm Dylan bought strong winds and rain, some of it heavy in places, through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The strongest winds being seen in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland – Port Ellen, on Islay recorded a gust of 76mph. Although, much of the rest of the country has seen windy weather too with Aberdaron, Gywnedd recording a gust of 70mph and The Needles on the Isle of Wight, 71mph.

Met Éireann named the storm on Friday because the strongest winds are expected to affect the Republic of Ireland, however the UK will see impacts as well and National Severe Weather Warnings for wind are now in force for parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland.

Whatever weather we experience over the next few days you can make sure that you and those around you are prepared for winter weather and can cope with its impacts. You’ll always find the most up to date information on our forecast pages, Twitter and Facebook, as well as our mobile app.

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