Area of low pressure set to bring strong winds and heavy rain for some - November 19, 2016

An area of low pressure moves in from the south-west late tonight which will bring a spell of very wet and windy weather across southern and south-eastern parts of England during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The strongest winds, with gusts in excess of 55mph are expected across the following counties; Coastal areas of Hampshire, W. Sussex, E. Sussex, Kent, Essex, Suffolk & parts of East Anglia. For other areas which includes south-west England, central southern England and London & the home counties, gusts are expected to range from 35-45mph for a time.


The above chart shows the area of low pressure in question, note the closer isobars across the south and south east. Associated with this system will be spells of rain, some of which will be heavy, especially across south-east England and East Anglia with 35mm falling locally. The wet weather will affect much of the south and east in general. Below is a graphic showing accumulated precipitation, this is the amount of precipitation that is expected to fall over a period of time, in this instance from 9pm tonight – 4pm tomorrow.


Please find a video below which shows an animation of expected wind gusts. Whilst wind gusts are expected to be around 45-55mph, locally we may see gusts in excess of 60, potentially 65mph for a time, so if you live in the areas mentioned I would secure down anything that may become a hazard in high winds. You can track the expected rain tonight/tomorrow via our rainfall radar, click here. As always we’ll keep you updated via our Facebook page. – Lewis



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