A rainy and windy weekend ahead


This weekend, the UK will be influenced by two active low pressure systems, as Storm Aiden brings heavy rain and high winds on Saturday, followed by the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta on Sunday.

Meet ÉireannIreland’s national weather service named Storm Aiden on Friday due to high winds and heavy rain. Storm Aiden will then follow north-east, transferring wet and windy weather to the UK later on Friday and Saturday, for which the Met Office has issued multiple wind and rain warnings. Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “This week has been quite volatile and we will see this typical fall weather continue over the weekend, with heavy rains and high winds expected to cause disruption and risk of flooding in some areas.

“Although Friday is mostly clear, heavy and persistent rain will arrive in the western parts later this evening as Storm Aiden arrives in the UK. Several yellow rains and warnings have been in place since Saturday until Monday, covering the western parts of the UK. “

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Martin Young, told me: “As heavy rains and high winds from Storm Aiden sweep eastward on Saturday, another system quickly follows Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing in further heavy rains and strong winds.

“As this falls on soil already saturated since what has been a wet October, there is an increased risk of flooding in some alert areas.

Martin continued, “We will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend and may update the warnings, as the details of the schedule and potential impacts become clearer. Therefore, we urge people to keep a close eye on forecasts, flood alerts and warnings in their area. ”

Gary White, Tactical Director of Service for Natural Resources Wales, said:

“The forecast heavy rains are likely to cause flooding across the country over the next few days and into the weekend, so we advise people to keep abreast of flood warnings and alerts issued in their areas. .

“Our emergency response officers will be on key sites to verify that fenders are in good working order and ensure that drainage grates and screens are clear to reduce risk to people and their homes.

You can check the flood risk and alerts in North Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

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