UK Weather Map: Exact Time and Location of Storm Arwen Tomorrow – Full Forecast | Weather | New
The British are bracing for dangerous winds, winter rains and snow spells this week as Storm Arwen hits the country. The storm was the first of the 2021 winter season to be named and the Office met warned it could trigger very strong winds and cold across the country on Friday and Saturday. Express.co.uk examines the latest forecast and maps to reveal the exact time and locations the storm will trigger its most volatile weather situation.
The Met Office has issued several wind warnings for the next few days in anticipation of the onset of Storm Arwen.
An orange wind warning was issued with the forecaster, with the weather system becoming the first named for the winter season.
The Met Office said roads and bridges could be forced to close and power outages are likely.
Mobile phone coverage could also be negated by the extreme weather conditions expected to affect much of the UK on Friday and Saturday.
Winds of up to 80 mph will be possible in coastal areas, according to the Met Office.
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Two yellow wind warnings are in effect across much of the country, the first being from Friday 9 a.m. to 11.59 p.m. on Saturday while the second is in place from midnight to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The warnings point to the risk of high winds developing on Friday and affecting areas over the weekend, in particular causing disruption and damage to travel.
In affected areas, wind gusts above 65 mph are likely in some places – with winds between 55 mph and 65 mph widely expected.
In addition to the strong winds, rain is expected to move south across the UK on Friday as those showers could increasingly turn to snow in the north, with a wintry mix of showers continuing through see you Saturday.
Snow is possible almost anywhere in the UK, with the exception of the southern areas – with accumulations likely to impact hilly areas.
The Met Office tweeted, âAre you noticing the change in temperature? Several shots of arctic air are en route to the UK later this week as the jet stream plunges south, bringing much colder and wetter weather. Strong #winds can be disruptive by weekends with possible #snow in places. “
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In terms of timing, Express.co.uk has broken down some of the key cities falling under weather warnings this week and what times they will see rain, sun and snow. To find your city, use the widget below.
BBC Weather warns of a high risk of rain throughout Friday, but gusts of wind will also start to hit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 11 p.m. to Saturday.
The forecast is a little sunnier from 8 a.m. but stronger winds are expected from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Liverpool are in a few blustery days with the region expected to be at the heart of the raging storm.
High winds are expected to hit the city for much of Friday, starting at 11:00 a.m. and continuing through the night before finally starting to ease from 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
High winds will start to pick up in Blackpool this evening from 2 a.m. and continue through Friday, ending for an hour at 11 a.m. before resuming straight away.
The BBC weather forecast shows the gusts of wind will continue throughout the day before finally settling around 10 a.m., when the sunnier skies are expected to start to peak through the clouds.
Further north in Carlisle, today’s sun will give way to rain starting at midnight with a few breaks in the drizzle tomorrow morning,
But from 7 p.m. Thursday night, high winds will cause a storm until Friday morning.
From 10 am, the clearings should start to appear again.
While Newcastle will avoid the high winds on Thursday, the city could see a shower of snow from 5pm tomorrow after a blustery afternoon.
Until Friday the winds remain weak, but the forecast suggests we could see a mixture of sun, snow and showers throughout the day.
Crossing the border into Scotland and Glasgow, the weather will be the worst on Friday with drizzle showers expected from 4pm to 8pm, but the sun is expected to show up on Saturday.
In the Highlands, Inverness has a few days ahead with a snow forecast starting at 3pm today with up to a 94 percent chance of rain throughout the afternoon.
Friday and more snow is expected from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., with high winds also blowing from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday will be slightly better as the rain will subside to be replaced by cloud cover.