Weather forecast today – Storm Barbara to blast UK with heavy rain and severe gales as it sweeps in from Spain

STORM Barbara is set to blast the UK with heavy rain and severe gales as it sweeps in fromSpain.

The Spanish-named storm will bring fierce weather to both Portugal and Spain over the next two days.

The storm will bring severe gales and rain to the south of England on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, yellow weather warnings are in place for northern parts of the UK today.

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  • Niamh Cavanagh

    RAIN MAP FOR THE EARLY HOURS OF TUESDAY MORNING

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    YELLOW WARNINGS

    Yellow warnings will be in place tomorrow from 3am tonight to 9am tomorrow morning.

    The warnings have been issued for Northern Ireland and in the north of Scotland and England.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    STORM BARBARA TO BRING WIND AND RAIN TO EUROPE

    This week will see a change of weather from mostly dry to increasing wind and rain.

    Storm Barbara, named by the Spanish according to the Met Office, will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Portugal and Spain tomorrow and Wednesday.

    For the UK, Storm Barbara will not cause major impacts but will bring some rain to the south wast and possibly central England by Wednesday.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    YELLOW WARNINGS ISSUED FOR TOMORROW

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TEMPERATURES PEAK AT 16C IN PARTS OF UK

    Temperatures will peak in the UK tomorrow at 16C, with places in the north reaching a high of 10C.

    Below the weather map shows the highest degrees shown in yellow (16C) while dark green shows a low 10C.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER FOR TOMORROW

    The rain will clear in eastern and norther parts of the UK with most areas seeing sunshine and showers.

    There will be a few showers in the southeast but will be more widespread and heavier in the far west and north.

    Tomorrow will be generally breezy but milder.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    Rain will continue across many north-western areas, with it heavy in some places.

    Northern Ireland will clear as the evening moves on.

    Elsewhere will be dry at first but a band of rain will move in from the east to affect most areas.

    The southwest will be hit will strong gale winds later.

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    BRITS ENJOY AUTUMNAL COLOURS IN SEVENOAKS EARLIER TODAY

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    CONTINUED

    This region has seen glacier retreat, which has led to instability on the slopes of a mountain in Barry Arm above the Barry Glacier.

    The scientists wrote: “We, a group of scientists with expertise in climate change, landslides, and tsunami hazards, have identified an unstable mountain slope above the toe of Barry Glacier in Barry Arm, 60 miles east of Anchorage, that has the potential to fail and generate a tsunami.

    “This tsunami could impact areas frequented by tourists, fishing vessels, and hunters (potentially hundreds of people at one time).

    “We believe that it is possible that this landslide-generated tsunami will happen within the next year, and likely within 20 years.”

    More on the story here.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ICY HORROR

    An Unprecedented 'mega-tsunami' could be caused by a melting Alaska glacier, scientists have warned.

    The concerned experts claim the catastrophic event could even happen within the next 12 months if melting ice triggers a landslide of unstable rocks.

    If it's not that soon, they think the 'mega-tsunami' is likely to happen within the next two decades.

    The potential disaster was warned about in May by scientists who wrote an open letter to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR).

    They're worried about an area called Prince William Sound along the south coast of Alaska in the US.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    STORM BARBARA COULD BRING GALES TO UK

    Storm Barbara could bring mighty winds to the UK, says the Met Office.

    According to their website: “Storm Barbara, named by the Spanish, will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Portugal and Spain tomorrow and Wednesday.

    “Across the UK Storm Barbara will probably not cause major impacts, but will bring some rain, which could be heavy, to the south east and possibly central England on Wednesday.

    “However, the development of this storm system is still relatively uncertain and therefore, although not currently expected, there is still the potential for severe gales to affect the extreme south-east of England during this period.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    UK TEMPERATURES 4PM

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    UK WEATHER FORECAST: THIS EVENING & TONIGHT

    Here’s the forecast for this evening and tonight as per the Met Office.

    According to their website, we can expect: “Rain continuing across many north-western areas, heavy in places, clearing Northern Ireland later.

    “Elsewhere dry at first but a band of rain swinging east to affect most parts. Clearer but with strong to gale winds in the southwest later. Milder.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    SNOW WAY! UK COULD BE HIT BY SNOW NEXT WEEK

    Despite a warm front bringing balmy October temperatures this week, central Scotland could freeze in the coming days.

    Charts from WXCHARTS show a layer of snow settling in central and western Scotland at the end of October.

    It will be brought on by low pressure sweeping the UK from the North Atlantic bringing chilly temperatures from Canada and the US.

  • Joseph Gamp

    NORTH WEST/SOUTH EAST SPLIT IN THE WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON

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    HELP KEEP WARM THIS WINTER

    Brits who are worried about energy bills rising as temperatures drop could get up to £1,000 in savings through different schemes.

    The government has a variety of measures in place to help people with their bills during winter.

    Read more here.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    MISTY AUTUMN MORNING IN NORTHAMPTON

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    BRITS IN FOR A MILD WEEK

    Brits are in for a mild week of weather as a Spanish front brings temperatures of up to 18C.

    BBC’s Carol Kirkwood said: “Tomorrow our weather front moves steadily eastwards eventually clearing, it will be windy particularly in the south-east quarter and particularly on the coast.

    “But low pressure is not far away. In between we're pulling in this south-westerly wind, hence the higher temperatures.

    “It's going to feel milder tomorrow if you're out of that rain.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    WETTEST DAY EVER EARLIER THIS MONTH BROUGHT ENOUGH RAIN TO FILL LOCH NESS

    The UK's wettest day since records began saw Storm Alex bring enough rain to fill the Loch Ness, new figures reveal.

    Data from the national weather service show Saturday October 3, the day after the storm, was the wettest day since records began in 1891.

    Mark McCarthy, head of the Met Office National Climate Information Centre, said: “In climate statistics, 2019 will be remembered for possessing the UK's hottest day, whereas 2020 will be associated with rainfall records.”

    He said the volume of rain that fell across the UK was more than the capacity of Loch Ness, the largest lake in the country by volume, holding 7.4 cubic kilometres of water.

  • John Hall

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS FOR MONDAY

    A large part of Northern Ireland and Western Scotland are set to face heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Met Office have place the two areas under a yellow weather warning for rain.

    There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings, while fast flowing or deep floodwater may cause danger to life, due to the excess rainfall.

  • John Hall

    TODAY’S FORECAST

    Here’s the forecast for Monday, October 19.

    According to the Met Office, there will be: “northern and much of western UK cloudy with spells of rain.

    “Some heavy rain in the north with western Scotland seeing the heaviest and most persistent rain. Dry and brighter over eastern and southern England. Turning windier.”

  • John Hall

    IN PICTURES: PEOPLE ENJOY SUNSHINE ON BELFAST'S STORMONT ESTATE

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