Storm Katie Causes Widespread Travel Disruption As Gusts Clock 106 Mph On Isle Of Wight

The immediate focus in weather on this Easter Monday is Storm Katie barrelling through the English Channel bringing significant transportation impact to both UK and mainland Europe.

Amber warning currently in place from Isle of Wight to Kent.

Credit: Met Office

Credit: Met Office

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Shield of moderate to heavy rain is pushing north.

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Credit: Simon King

There’s even some snow over Cheshire this morning as cold air gets wrapped in.

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Credit: AirbusRed ‏@AirbusRed

Credit: AirbusRed ‏@AirbusRed

Credit: AirbusRed ‏@AirbusRed

On elevated and exposed Needles Point on the Isle of Wight, a wind gust of 106 mph was recorded early this morning.

Credit: Met Office

Credit: Met Office

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Strong winds are having significant affect on flights over Southeast England, forcing some diversions.

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Credit: Flightradar24

Flights were also affected at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

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Two pretty strong squall lines are sliding east over France.

Credit: Tyler B Roys

Credit: Tyler B Roys

The exception may be the Low Countries where strong backside winds could linger the afternoon.

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Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Meanwhile, it’s a fairly decent Easter Monday for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Credit: BBC Weather

Conditions will improve quite quickly this morning as of the system pulls into the North Sea late morning with noticeable drying and reduction of wind.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Following a showery, blustery Tuesday into Wednesday, conditions settled thanks to high pressure Thursday-Friday before the next front arrives late Friday into Saturday.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Should turn cold and frosty Wednesday night into Thursday.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

In this morning’s video I showed you the CFSv2 weeklies which takes us out to late April and I must say I agree with it’s solution. The NAO goes from + currently to negative in 6-10 and 11-16 with possible colder, more settled pattern then back towards + with the trough retrograding west from near Ireland to S of Greenland in the 16-20 which would in turn allow the first warm surge of the year to lift north.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

See this morning’s video.

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