Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019

UK weather warning: Barrelling 70mph winds to hit Britain this week – latest map | Weather | News

A horrifying weather map has revealed wind gusts up to 70mph could smash into Britain later this week. According to, maximum sustained winds of 62mph will make landfall on the British Isles, but stronger winds are looming along the coastline. The strong winds are forecast to blow in from the west, and hit into the coast of Wales and Scotland, although maps are hinting they could reach larger parts of Britain as well.

According to the Met Office, it will turn wet and windy from the northwest on Friday.

The weather agency warns Brits might have an unsettled weekend ahead, with heavy showers for much of the country.

The Met Office forecast says gales will be possible in the northwest and temperatures could significantly drop.

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The forecast for this weekend reads: “The showers will be heaviest in the north and west, with the risk of hail and thunder.

“Gales will be possible in the far northwest and it will feel cool for the time of year.”

The weather service added that the south will become “drier on Monday”, but for the start of next month, the weather will again be unsettled.

The forecast reads: “The south will become drier on Monday but for the start of September, it will probably be fairly unsettled nationwide.

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“The heavier rain will be most likely in the northwest, with southern parts receiving the longest dry and sunny spells.

“However, there will be a risk of thundery showers breaking out across the southeast at times.”

This comes as Britain saw its hottest late August Bank Holiday Monday ever.

Temperatures reached 33.2C (91.8F) at Heathrow, beating the previous record of 28.2C set two years ago.

On Sunday, the record for the hottest late August Bank Holiday weekend was broken, with a high of 33.3C.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said: “Parts of the country will see maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30Cs at times through the bank holiday and during the early part of this week.

“While slightly lower temperatures will take the sting out of the extreme heat later in the week, we are likely to see some widespread thunderstorms.

“These are most likely across western Britain and where they occur there will be a risk of further flooding.”

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