Forecasters warn September sun will be replaced by STORMS
Prepare for a ‘big change’ in weather forecasters warn September sun will be replaced by STORMS when cold Atlantic front arrives from tomorrow
- Torrential rains and thunderstorms are expected to sweep across the UK from next week, forecasters said
- The warm period of September will come to an abrupt end as a cold front arrives from the North Atlantic
- A seven-day downpour with “cyclonic” conditions could also develop from Tuesday through October.
Torrential rains, thunderstorms and strong winds are expected to hit the UK next week, ending the September sunshine.
Forecasters warned that a “big change” was on the way and that the heat wave the country has enjoyed in recent weeks will come to an abrupt end as a cold front sweeps over the North Atlantic.
The cold front, which is expected to push east tomorrow evening, will see heavy rain across Scotland and western parts of England and Wales, with highs of 55-60F (13-16C) expected in the northern regions and 59-64F (15-18C) predicted in the South.
A seven-day downpour with ‘hurricane’ conditions could also develop from Tuesday through October, bringing largely unstable conditions across the UK.
It comes after the nation took advantage of an Indian summer explosion this week, with temperatures nearly 10F above average for that time of year.
Met Office meteorologist Meteorologist Adam Thornhill said: “A change in the position of the jet stream will cause our weather to change next week.
The nation will be hit by torrential rains, thunderstorms and strong winds as a cold front comes from the North Atlantic. Pictured: Commuters hold their umbrellas as they cross London Bridge in the rain
The sun begins to rise through the haze near Denton Wharf in Kent this morning as the UK braces for a cold front to sweep the North Atlantic
“A cold front associated with a low pressure system in the North Atlantic will spread eastwards, bringing wet and windy conditions across the country throughout Monday.
“Behind the cold front, the conditions will be much more autumnal with a cooler feeling and windy showers for many”.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “We’re about to see a big change, and after the milder weather we’ve seen through September, autumn is about to kick in the door. .
“The low pressure from the Atlantic will shift next week with temperatures dropping overnight next week, resulting in a low risk of frost in the Scottish highlands.
“We are watching for the October fireworks that threaten a particularly active season of storms and past hurricanes from the Atlantic.”
Mr Dale added: “I would expect more stormy weather to start to intensify in October.
“The jet stream is about to move south and that will bring more influence from the North Atlantic.
“The summer ended in a soft landing thanks to prolonged mild weather in September, but October threatens a very different scenario.
Clouds start to form near Denton Wharf in Kent today as forecasters warn a ‘big change’ is on the way
Heavy rains will sweep across Scotland and West England and Wales as mercury levels begin to drop
Heavy and persistent rains are expected in Scotland, which could cause disruption on Monday morning, according to the Met Office.
“It’s something to watch and it’s about watching this space.”
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “We are likely to see extremely stormy weather at times as past hurricanes turn into large, low pressure systems as they head.
“October appears to be a very volatile and humid month overall based on current indications and fall is expected to be on time.
“We could see two to three major periods of thunderstorm and excessive winds develop during this period.”
Rain is forecast for Monday in north-west Scotland and is expected to hit Northern Ireland and southern Scotland by tomorrow evening.
As the weekend approaches, periods of heavy rains are expected in the northwestern areas, with occasional gale force winds in the far north.
Elsewhere, it will be mostly “dry, bright and warm but windy with a few showers,” according to the Met Office.