UK weather: Brits braced for Hurricane Ian tail to lash nation with 94mph gales and rain
The UK is experiencing very strong winds and a lot of rain this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Ian affect the country.
A gale of 94mph was recorded in the Scottish Highlands on Friday morning as a result of a knock-on effect from the Hurricane on the cross-Atlantic jet stream.
There is a hurricane sweeping across Britain and it is expected to impact northern Scotland the most. The heaviest rain and fastest winds are expected in this area.
The Met Office had on Friday issued a yellow warning for the highland and Eilean Siar, SW Scotland, Strathclyde, Grapian, Central, Tayside and Fife areas, with locals to those areas being warned of rocky driving conditions due to the winds. The rain will continue tomorrow. The weather is going to be bad today. There will be strong winds and heavy rain.
The strongest winds are likely to be in northern Scotland, with gusts of 65 to 70 mph. A band of heavy rain will affect many areas of the country, with strong winds and rainfall totals expected to build up in western parts of Scotland. Up to 40mm of rain is forecast in one or two places.
The weather is going to be really bad in some areas and it might affect travel. The RAC is advising people to be prepared for difficult road conditions. Rod Dennis, a spokesman for the RAC, has commented that motorists need to make sure they are not caught off guard when the weather system sweeps in.
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Hurricane Ian continuing to drive rain, heavy wind across the region
There is a risk for flash flooding and downed trees and power lines in the Charlotte area.
Today is the first Alert Weather Day. The weekend will be cooler and not as wet.
The weather next week looks good and like it will be cooler than it has been.
This means that rain from Hurricane Ian is still occurring and moving northwest. The forecast is for the rain to continue and get heavier as the afternoon, evening, and overnight hours go on. There could be wind gusts of 40-50 mph at some point. There is a chance of rain and chilly temperatures in the upper 50s to 60 degrees.
The mountain communities are not included in the Tropical Storm Warning. A Flood Watch is in effect.
The second half of the day will be mostly dry with some breaks of sun, but rain will linger into Saturday morning. The winds will also settle down after the rain clears out. It’ll be a cool day with high temperatures in the upper 60s.
There will be a few showers throughout the day. It’ll be another cool day with high temperatures in the upper 60s. The weather next week will be nice and cool, with highs mostly in the 70s and dry conditions.
Ian is a Category 1 Hurricane and is expected to make a landfall just north of Charleston, South Carolina this afternoon. As Hurricane Ian goes over land and moves to the northwest, it will weaken and produce tropical storm force winds around the Charlotte area with peak gusts of 50-60 mph. This will most likely occur this evening and tonight. You can get WBTV weather forecast on the go with the free WBTV Weather app. You can get the latest weather forecast on the WBTV app.
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Extreme weather affecting autumn leaves spectacular, warns National Trust
Fall colors in Britain could disappear if the trees keep experiencing hot summers.
This year's record-breaking temperatures, dry weather and hot weather have put trees under immense stress, and some are struggling to survive. The trees were confused because they dropped their leaves in August, which is usually when they don't have enough water.
We are still waiting to see what the drought and high temperatures will mean for this year's autumn colour, however, the conservation charity says some trees are expected to turn golden brown and yellow in a 'unique' display. Due to the leaf drop that has already occurred in isolated areas, this year's autumn colour will be reduced due to the simple reason that many trees have already lost a lot of their leaves. Drought makes trees smaller, so they don't have as many leaves.
Autumn colors typically only start to appear once temperatures start to drop overnight, but remain above freezing. The Trust says we need sunshine and rainfall to build up sugars in the leaves.
This will allow our corn, soybeans, and wheat to mature'The farmer, Pamela, is hoping for good weather conditions over the next two weeks so that her crops can mature. She wants there to be sunshine, rain, and no strong winds We should have our first indication of how good this year's autumn colour will be in the north, as typically temperatures start to drop here first. The phenomenon spreads north to south across the country.
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Cool and dry weather continues for weekend cleanup efforts
A manatee swam underwater to nudge a wounded pelicanA manatee helped a pelican that was hurt by swimming under it and pushing it up to the surface of the water. For us, rainy season is over, as if a switch had been flipped. The weather is getting better because the hurricane is going away. Before Ian hit, dew points were still high in the 70s, but they are now in the 60s. The weather will be good this weekend, so it will be a good time to clean up. The weather will be cooler today, with temperatures only reaching around 80 degrees. With the cooler and drier air, it is possible that we could remain rain-free through at least mid-October.
The hurricane season is the time of year when hurricanes usually happen. It starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. October can bring storm development to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. But starting the month, there is only one disturbance being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane is a big storm that is just coming off the African coast and will be slow to develop. This storm will stay out in the open Atlantic, not even close to the United States.
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