Met Office Yellow Warning: Flintshire set for some windy weather later this week
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, which will affect Flintshire, the rest of Wales and parts of central and North West England.
The UK’s largely dry and warm Easter weekend will give way to more unsettled weather this week, with the Met Office issuing yellow wind warnings from Tuesday afternoon.
High pressure responsible for the good weather over the weekend will move away to the east, to be replaced by a westerly Atlantic regime, with periods of winds and rain to come.
A developing low-pressure system is also expected to bring a more sustained period of wet and windy weather from Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly warned of the change in weather pattern, stating, “A change is on the way for the UK weather as the dry, settled, and in places warm conditions are replaced by a more unsettled weather pattern from Sunday afternoon.”
“This change happens first for Northern Ireland and Scotland, where Sunday afternoon rain will be replaced by blustery showers overnight and into Monday.
“Elsewhere, a mainly dry, but increasingly cloudy day on Sunday, with rain arriving for parts of Wales and southwest England by evening. Rain spreads east across other areas into Monday, with showers following.”
The yellow wind warnings have been issued as the developing low-pressure system is expected to bring a period of high winds and heavy rain late on Tuesday and into Wednesday.
The warnings highlight potential travel disruption and the possibility of large waves in coastal areas in the south and west. Although subject to a large degree of uncertainty, gusts of wind could be in excess of 60 mph in some exposed upland or coastal regions, with around 35-50 mm of rain possible for some areas.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates added, “There’s a distinct possibility of some disruptive wind for parts of the UK, especially in southern and western areas, as well as potential for heavy rainfall and even some snow, though the latter probably confined to high ground in the north.”
While the low pressure is expected to gradually move into the North Sea late through Thursday, there are signals for some further rain to come later next week.
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