As expected, a powerful low pressure system affected the UK yesterday evening and overnight bringing gales and heavy rain to many areas.
The low pressure system will continue to affect the UK today, bringing sunny spells and blustery, heavy showers with the chance of thunderstorms and snow over high ground. Severe gales are again expected around western and northwestern coasts, with the strongest winds likely over Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland, extending to northern Scotland later. You can see detail on this on our forecast and warnings pages.
Below are some of the strongest gust speeds recorded at Met Office observing sites between 7pm yesterday and 7am today.
|Strongest gusts 7 pm 14 January 2015 – 7 am 15 January 2015|
|Date / time||Site||Max Gusts (mph)|
|15/01/2015 00:00||CAPEL CURIG||GWYNEDD||96|
|15/01/2015 03:00||WIGHT: NEEDLES OLD BATTERY||ISLE OF WIGHT||93|
|14/01/2015 23:00||MUMBLES HEAD||WEST GLAMORGAN||81|
|15/01/2015 02:00||BERRY HEAD||DEVON||77|
|15/01/2015 03:00||ISLE OF PORTLAND||DORSET||75|
|15/01/2015 01:00||PLYMOUTH, MOUNTBATTEN||DEVON||70|
|14/01/2015 23:00||SCILLY: ST MARYS AIRPORT||ISLES OF SCILLY||70|
|15/01/2015 01:00||LAKE VYRNWY||POWYS||69|
|14/01/2015 23:00||NORTH WYKE||DEVON||68|
|15/01/2015 06:00||ISLAY: PORT ELLEN||ARGYLL||68|
|15/01/2015 00:00||PEMBREY SANDS||DYFED||68|
|15/01/2015 07:00||EDINBURGH, BLACKFORD HILL||MIDLOTHIAN||67|
Below are some of the highest rainfall totals recorded at Met Office observing sites between 7pm yesterday and 7am today.
|Highest rainfall 7pm 14 January to 7am 15 January 2015|
|ACHNAGART||ROSS & CROMARTY||40.8|
|TREDEGAR, BRYN BACH PARK||GWENT||35.8|
|SKYE: LUSA||WESTERN ISLES||27.8|
|OKEHAMPTON, EAST OKEMENT FARM||DEVON||27.1|
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The stormy weather we have seen over the last couple of weeks is now coming to an end and conditions over the weekend and into next week look calmer but colder with frosts at night and wintry mix of showers.