BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns remnants of tropical storm Sebastien to unleash deluge  – News 247

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns remnants of tropical storm Sebastien to unleash deluge – News 247


 BBC Weather meteorologist Carol Kirkwood forecast a new band of rain will be pushed into the UK, generating increasingly persistent showers and strong winds Ms Kirkwood warned the gusts are expected to grow stronger as the day develops due to the remnants of tropical storm Sebastien moving in towards the country between Monday and Tuesday, The BBC Weather forecaster said: “We’ve seen a fair bit of rain through the early hours of this morning across Northern Ireland, Wales, heading down towards the likes of the Isle of Wight  “Ahead of it, too, cloud and also some drizzle. What’s going to happen is this band of rain is going to continue northwards and eastwards through the course of today, turning a little bit showery in nature as it does so but behind it, we’ll see further spells of showery rain coming our way  “Some of this could be heavy and also thundery. Later, we could see the odd glimmer of brightness coming in across parts of the southwest but they will be the exception rather than the rule ” While the bad weather will be widespread, Ms Kirkwood added northern Scotland is expected to escape the rain and might get “even some sunshine” later in the morning  She continued: “Showery outbreaks of rain continue across Wales, England, northern England, Northern Ireland and much of Scotland   “Away from the far north of Scotland, where we’ll see some brighter skies even some sunshine  “But quite a brisk wind across the Northern Isles. Through this evening and overnight, our band of rain pushes steadily northeastwards, there’s a bit of a dry interlude  “Then this next system comes in from the southwest and this is going to introduce some more persistent rain across southwest England and also South Wales and it’s going to be accompanied by strengthening wind gusts around the Isle of Scilly, Devon and Cornwall, southwest Wales as much to 40-50 mph ” Ms Kirkwood added: “It’s courtesy of this area of low pressure and within this low pressure, we’ve got the remnants of what was tropical storm Sebastien so a lot of energy in here enhancing the rain ”   Tropical storm Sebastien is set to make landfall on Tuesday, having previously sparked warnings after undergoing a sudden strengthening in force over the weekend  The Met Office has warned flood-ravaged areas throughout the UK could face further heavy rain over the coming week as Sebastien moves across the country  By Wednesday, Sebastien will have unleashed 60mph winds across the country and the winds could even trigger devastating six-metre-high waves along the southern coast  Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: “More rain is forecast this week with the focus across southern and northeastern parts of the UK for the heaviest totals at this stage    Trending  “The remnants of tropical storm Sebastien will raise concerns too. This storm formed in the tropical Atlantic last Tuesday and had since meandered around looking rather uneventful  “However, it is now moving northeastwards at more of a pace and its remnants look set to affect us in some way by midweek  “The remnants of this tropical storm are likely to bring outbreaks of heavy rain and coastal gales, coinciding with some high spring tides across much of the UK through Tuesday and Wednesday and the Met Office has weather warnings in force in anticipation ” The Met Office has warned that by midweek, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire should expect another deluge

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