UK weekend forecast: Storm Wanda to batter Britain with gale-force winds and rain

BBC Weather: Conditions mild and windy for weekend forecast

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The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for wind in the north of Scotland, from 8pm on Saturday to 5pm on Sunday. Meteorologists have also suggested that tropical Storm Wanda could bring unsettled conditions throughout the week ahead.

Aidan McGivern, Met Office forecaster, said this weekend will see some unsettled weather, but “there is some uncertainty” about Wanda.

He said: “Low pressure will bring more unsettled weather for the weekend, but it will be milder with winds from the south west rather than the north.

“Improving picture on Sunday with lighter winds and sunny spells moving in from the west.

“There will be a bright start to the new week, but an area of cloud, wind and rain will move in from the west.

“There is some uncertainty because it is associated with an area of low pressure that is moving towards Iceland.

“The uncertainty is linked back to Tropical Storm Wanda that is ‘wandering’ around aimlessly in the Atlantic.

“There is the possibility that Wanda will be picked up by the jet stream, and if the energy created by Wanda interacts with the jet stream in a certain way the jet stream will become more amplified.”

Mr McGivern continued to say wet weather in the week ahead will likely be seen in the north.

He said: “The wettest and windiest weather will be to the north west, and the further south you are, the more settled it will be.

“There will be a better chance of drier and brighter weather in the south, clear skies in night with frost and fog.

“The occasional shower passing through. Towards the end of next week high pressure might exert more dominant influence across the UK.”

Jo Farrow, forecaster at Netweather, said “Atlantic low pressure” will bring a “spell of wet and very windy weather”.

She added: “Low pressures have been troubling Italy and the central Mediterranean, by Thursday one reaching up to Poland with cold fronts extending over the Adriatic and Balkans.

“This huge meander gets cut off by Saturday and the jet begins to power right across the northern Atlantic, developing the weekend low of interest to the UK.

“You’ll notice what was tropical Storm Wanda on the pressure chart. That is having a wander about, bringing unsettled weather to the western Azores.

“Early next week it could turn northwards after its extratropical transition at the weekend.

“If it gets caught up with another Atlantic low pressure which heads towards Iceland by Tuesday, then its tropical energy could be added into the mix for our UK weather.

“That would bring wet and windy weather again by midweek, but confidence is low.”

By mid-November, the BBC warns a Scandinavian ice “trough” could cause havoc on temperatures.

It means the country faces below-normal temperatures due to the ridge of high pressure in Central Europe becoming weaker.

If it was to happen it would allow the trough of low pressure in Scandinavia to extend southward across Western Europe.

The risky prediction is in place between November 8 and November 14, where the north and east may be drenched in showers across these areas.

Maps from WXCharts and Netweather also show large parts of the UK to be buffeted by snow after November 16.

From midday on Monday November 15, much of the country will see temperatures between 1-7C (33.8-44.6F).

Snow is also expected to fall from Monday, with the north east coast of Scotland seeing up to 1cm an hour settle on the ground.

The cold conditions are expected to last throughout the week, with Monday night seeing snow begin to fall in the north east of England.

Along the north east of Scotland, especially in Fort Williams, temperatures could bottom out at a subzero -6C (21.2F) on Thursday 18.

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