STORM BRENDAN is on track to batter the UK with winds up to 80mph, and the Met Office has issued weather warnings for snow and ice. Here are the latest weather forecasts, maps and charts.
An Atlantic low pressure system has been named as Storm Brendan by Irish meteorological service, Met Eireann. The Met Office is warning Storm Brendan could bring winds of up to 80mph in some areas of the UK. Weather forecast maps for the UK also show some potential snowfall in some areas.
Brendan was forecast to pass Ireland on Monday, before bringing strong winds to the UK.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said on Saturday: “The UK and Ireland will turn increasingly windy on Monday, as Storm Brendan approaches, and there’ll also be some heavy rain.
“It’s going to be particularly windy across the western half of the UK, with gusts reaching 60-70 mph along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts – maybe even 80 mph in a few exposed places.
“This is likely to cause some disruption to sea, road and air travel.”
Widespread Met Office warnings for wind were issued at 10am on Monday, and will remain in place until 11.59pm tonight.
The Met Office warn of “a widely very windy period” with “some disruption to travel likely.”
On Tuesday, three weather warnings have been issued across the UK for wind, rain and snow and ice.
A wind warning is in place between 12pm and 11.59pm, covering England up to Newcastle upon Tyne.
A yellow warning for rain is also in place between 1pm on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday, stretching from Southampton to Sandwich in Kent.
The snow and ice warning covers much of Scotland, with the Met Office warning of “icy patches and wintry showers” between 1am and 1pm.
WXCHARTS forecast maps show up to seven inches of snow depth across some areas of Scotland on Tuesday.
Scotland is predicted to see the most snow depth, but some snow is also forecast across northern England and Wales over the course of the week.
Met Office 5 Day Weather Forecast
“Rain and strong winds clearing England and Wales this evening.
“Scotland and Northern Ireland staying very windy with showers overnight, particularly for northwest Scotland where some ice and snow is likely mainly on higher ground.”
“The northwest corner will stay showery.
“Elsewhere bright skies soon giving way to another batch of wet, very windy weather, especially across England and Wales. Mild here, cold in north.”
“Rain clearing southeast early Wednesday, with blustery winds and showers following, heaviest in the north.
“Strong winds and rain push northeast Thursday, with colder, showery weather following for Friday.”