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Windy weekend ahead for the British Isles, Ireland and extreme SW Norway

A succession of relatively deep lows will pass the British Isles and Ireland in the next 2-3 days. While none of the systems will be particularly deep and severe, they will bring intermittent periods of strong to locally severe winds for various parts of the British Isles and Ireland.

A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern Atlantic, west of the British Isles and Ireland. It will bring a number of embedded deep lows across the region in the next 2-3 days. In addition to unsettled, rainy weather and snow in some parts of Scotland, England and Wales and persistent rainfall for Ireland, they will also bring locally very windy weather.

Broad area of low pressure over the northern Atlantic. GFS model guidance. Map: Pivotalweather.

The strongest winds are expected across parts of southern Ireland, extreme SW England, parts of Wales and Scotland as well as the Shetland Islands and extreme SW Norway. Peak gusts are likely to reach 120-130 km/h, except at higher elevations in Scotland, north England and SW Norway, where peak gusts may exceed 150 km/h. Also expect strong to severe winds across much of the North Sea, gusting up to 90-130 km/h.

Peak wind gusts across the region until late on Tuesday. ICON-EU model guidance. Map: Wxcharts.

Peak wind gusts across the region until early on Tuesday. ARPEGE model guidance. Map: Wxcharts.