A wave of wild, wet and windy weather predicted to pound Britain and Ireland could be named as Storm Deirdre by forecasters.
“Inland gusts of 60-70mph are possible with gusts of 80 mph in exposed locations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. There remains some uncertainty in the track of this system and where the strongest winds will occur.
“Heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.”
The Met Office said:
‘A weather system will move eastwards across the north of the UK on Friday bringing widespread gales. Inland gusts of 60-70 mph are possible across north Wales, northern England, northern Ireland and all of Scotland, with gusts of 80 mph in exposed locations in northern Scotland. There remains some uncertainty in the track of this system and where the strongest winds will occur. Heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.’
Headline: Wednesday 5th Dec
Rain clearing though remaining mostly cloudy, mild.
This Evening and Tonight:
Starting mostly cloudy with residual outbreaks of light rain to the east. Becoming mainly dry later in the night, although the odd spot of rain cannot be ruled out over high ground. A milder night due to the cloud cover. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Thursday: 6th December
A mild but breezy day with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards, these more frequent to the west. Rain turning light and intermittent in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Early rain clearing, then very windy with occasional showers on Friday. Chilly with winds easing Saturday morning, some showery rain later. Mostly sunny but cold with coastal showers on Sunday.