Storm Aileen poised to cross UK tonight with 75 mph gusts, Damage possible along Dutch/Belgian coast

Written by on September 12, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Enjoy today’s relative calm as the first storm of the 2017-18 season and earliest in 3 years has been named and poised to sweep across the central UK overnight tonight into Wednesday.  A yellow warning is up for heavy, possibly flooding rainfall while an amber warning is up for severe gale-force winds in exposure with gales widespread across central/southern England and Wales. Disruption is likely overnight tonight and during the Wednesday morning commute for cities including Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham.

This is a deepening low as it crosses Northern Ireland and Northern England with strongest winds within the southern flank of the system and beneath the nose of the jet.



A yellow be aware warning for rain.

Amber be prepared warning for wind.

The strong winds aren’t confined to just the UK and Ireland but the strongest winds from this storm may strike the Dutch, Belgian or Danish coast tomorrow morning.


A chilly few days follows in the wake of Aileen with potential for hill snow.



By the weekend, the building Atlantic ridge slides east bringing lighter winds, brighter skies but a risk of cold nights and rural frost.



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