Recent weather conditions have already been wet and windy – and this will continue on Friday and through the weekend. However, a vigorous developing area of Low pressure is currently forecast to move across the UK as we head though late Sunday and into Monday.
Precise details of the path this area of Low pressure my take are uncertain – but there is the potential for some very strong winds to be associated with this system, which is currently forecast to move across southern parts of the UK on Monday. At the same time, there are still some uncertainties around the timing of when the strongest winds might affect our region.
The system is likely to lead to both heavy rain and very strong winds, with the strongest winds along the southern flank of the Low pressure centre. Wind speeds are expected to reach gale or severe gale force with gust speeds widely around 50 to 60 miles per hour but some locations, could see gusts in excess of 70 miles an hour. These wind strengths could be high enough to cause severe damage to trees, structural damage, a risk from flying debris and very difficult driving conditions.
Despite the uncertainties, the Met Office have issued a Yellow Alert for Wind across the East of England for Monday, with a Very Low Likelihood of High Impacts – and this Alerts also refers to the potential impacts from the rain.
Meanwhile, the risk of some locally heavy rain brings a medium risk of surface water flooding, so the latest FFC’s Flood Guidance Statement is Yellow for surface water flooding on Monday – which may be exacerbated by falling debris.
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