Storm Ellen – Thursday 20th August 2020 – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Hi all,

It’s my youngest 6th birthday today, so it’s been a busy one with a trip to Chester Zoo in the pouring rain. So, a short and sweet blog this week with time limited. The Irish Met Office named Storm Ellen this week, which will bring some disruptive winds to the UK.

Thursday: A lovely day, albeit windy. Sunshine from the word go and with winds strengthening from a southerly direction it will turn out very warm. Dry throughout. Rain overnight. Windy with 25-35mph gusts. Max 22°C

Friday: Early rain will move away to the north to leave a day of sunshine and showers, some heavy. Storm Ellen will have decayed now but a new low pressure that joined with Storm Ellen will have formed and will produce strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Warning in place for 40-50mph gusts, and possibly up to 60mph in exposed places and especially during showers. A little cooler. Max 20°C

Weekend: Winds slowly easing.

Saturday: Windy with sunshine and showers once again. Fresher. Max 18°C

Sunday: Looks the better of the weekend days. Bright spells and mostly dry with any morning showers fading. Winds becoming lighter. Max 17°C

Outlook: Sunny spells and showers for a few days then hopefully a couple of settled days before next weekend turns unsettled again.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest updates and warnings as Storm Ellen arrives.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 19th of August 2020 at 9:10pm

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