Windy this weekend, but Storm Clodagh looks unlikely

UPDATE : Saturday 28 November 2015 – Met Eireann names Storm Clodagh

Original post: Thursday 26 November 2015 –

This weekend the UK will see some unsettled, windy weather and the Met Office have issued a yellow be aware National Severe Weather Warning for wind for parts of the UK. However, we have not named the next storm despite some articles in the press suggesting this is the case.

There are a series of low pressure systems affecting the UK this weekend and we’ll continue to keep an eye on these developing systems. You can keep up to date with the latest on our forecast pages.

Pressure chart for Saturday 28 November 2015 at midday

Pressure chart for Saturday 28 November 2015 at midday

The next few days are looking unsettled:

Friday: windy with a band of heavy rain moving southeastwards, clearing to sunshine and showers. Turning cold following the rain with wintry showers over hills in the north, but with snow reaching increasingly to lower levels in the north overnight.

Saturday: chilly to start with some frost and a risk of icy patches, then an unsettled, windy day with showers or longer spells of rain, the showers wintry over the higher ground of Scotland. Gales will develop, particularly along coasts exposed to the west or southwesterly winds where they could be locally severe, though this is not unusual for this time of year.

Sunday: it will remain windy and further showers are expected. A spell of rain looks likely to push across northern parts during the day, followed by further showers, increasingly falling as snow to low levels in Scotland, mostly in the north. Gales are likely, especially in the west, with severe gales along western coasts. Temperatures around average in the south, a little below in the north and feeling cold in the wind.

Next week looks to bring further unsettled weather, as low pressure continues to control the UK’s weather. It will however turn milder for a time.

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