Sunday, 18 August, 2019

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind
Sandra Phillips | 17 August, 2018, 16:11

It was packing winds of around 75 kmph as it moved towards Europe off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, yesterday, according to the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Florida.

Irish weather experts have issued a warning as the tail-end of Storm Ernesto is set to blow in across the country this weekend, bringing heavy downpours and humid temperatures.

As the storm shifts into cooler waters, it is expected to transition into a post-tropical system within the next 24 hours.

And forecasters say that Leeds will see the majority of the bad weather on Sunday, with rain predicted for the majority of the day.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England, including Lancashire are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather.

McGivern said: "It will be a fresh start as we begin Friday".

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And while next week will see more autumnal weather, the warmth isn't quite over yet.

It is now wrapped in areas of smoke, which have been transported by upper atmospheric winds from the wildfires in western U.S. and Canada.

"Through Friday, increasing amounts of cloud and some rain moving its way in".

"It will then will be picked up by mid-latitude westerlies and arrive over the United Kingdom late on Saturday".

Temperatures are forecasted to reach the mid-20s on Saturday, though they could climb to as high as 25 degrees in parts of the south and south-east.

Thermometers could surge into the high 20Cs in parts of south-east England and London on Saturday and Sunday, the warmest days this week.

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