Weekend Weather Forecast 26/8/11

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Weekend Weather Forecast 26/8/11

Postby weatherman » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:18 pm

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It's the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer, and it looks like being an unsettled one.

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Have a great weekend,

Best wishes,

Issued: 1300 Friday 26th August 2011

Low pressure in the North Sea is going to be in control of conditions through Saturday. The occluded front over northern and eastern Scotland will be bringing cloud and some heavy spells of rain here. Strong winds increasing to severe gale force across the northeast of Scotland through the day.
To the south troughs will be rotating around the low. These will be bringing a mix of sunny spells and showers. Most of the showers will be over Ireland and the western coasts of England and Wales, with mainly scattered showers over more central and eastern areas.
Generally visibility will be good, but moderate in showers and poor in rain over northern and eastern Scotland.
Winds mainly W-WNW 10-14kt (F4) in the south and east, 17-25kt (F5-F6) in the west. Becoming NW 25-35kt (F7-F8) in northern Scotland later.
There is also a risk of winds to 30kt (F7) over the west and south of Wales as well as coasts of southwest England from late morning.


Low pressure is still to the northeast of Scotland through Sunday. The occluded front continues to affect northern and eastern Scotland giving heavy periods of rain and severe gale force winds here. Visibility will be moderate or poor in rain.
More southern and western parts of the country will have some bright spells but also showers. The showers could be heavy on western coasts at times, but for more central and eastern areas it should be dry. Visibility good but moderate in any showers.
Winds mainly W-NW F8-F9 in northern Scotland, but decreasing quickly as you head south to be mainly W F4 but F3 along southern coasts.


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