Monday, September 12, 2011

AMBER WARNING IN PLACE FOR UK: Severe Weather be prepared - 12th Sept 2011

Map regions coloured show where severe weather warnings have been issued.

Issued at - 12 Sep 2011, 05:16
Valid from -
12 Sep 2011, 06:00
Valid to -
12 Sep 2011, 23:59

The remains of Hurricane Katia will move eastwards across northern Scotland during Monday, bringing a spell of very windy weather to the UK and also heavy rain to western Scotland. The strongest winds are expected to affect parts of Northern Ireland during the morning, before moving east across central and southern Scotland and into northeast England by evening. However, areas further south will not be immune, with the potential for strong gusts, particularly to the east of high ground. Northern Scotland is now less at risk of strong winds then previously envisaged.

The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption to transport and of the possibility of damage to trees and structures.

Chief Forecaster's Assessment

Hurricance Katia has become an intense mid-latitude depression and is heading towards the UK. The centre of the depression will pass over northern Scotland later on Monday, bringing the strongest winds to the north of Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, along with parts of northeast England, where there are likely to be 60-70 mph gusts, with the risk of over 80 mph over coasts, hills and bridges. Powerful gusts will also occur to the east of high ground from mid-Wales northwards with a risk of 70-80 mph gusts for parts of northeast England and southeast Scotland during Monday evening.

Heavy rain will be an additional hazard for western Scotland, with as much as 50-100 mm in places. Source