Storm Ellen 19/8/20 – evening update

Good evening all. This is just a quick update on this evening on Strom Ellen.

My full forecast for Thursday for the Western Isles can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/19/thursdays-forecast-stormy-weather/

A reminder these are the Met Office warnings –

This is the text for the above warning from the chief forecaster

A spell of strong southerly winds are expected to develop on Wednesday night across southwest England and move north to affect much of the western United Kingdom through the early hours of Thursday morning. Whilst there remains some uncertainty in the exact track of the low, gusts of 55 mph are possible inland, with 65 mph possible around coasts and hills. Whilst winds may temporarily ease during Thursday morning, a band of heavy rain is likely to move east late Thursday afternoon and overnight accompanied by similarly strong, perhaps squally winds.

This is the text for the above warning from the chief forecaster

Strong southerly winds are expected to develop across Northern Ireland in association with Storm Ellen early on Thursday. Whilst some uncertainty still exists in the exact track of the strongest winds, there is potential for wind gusts inland of 65 mph, and around coasts and over higher ground of 75 mph. Winds are expected to temporarily ease through mid-morning.

and a final once for Friday

This is the text for the above warning from the chief forecaster

Strong southwesterly winds are expected to develop across much of England, Wales and southern Scotland during Friday. Wind gusts of 45-50 mph are expected fairly widely inland with gusts of 55-60 mph possible around coasts and over hills. Winds are then expected to gradually ease during late afternoon and evening.

Please note – These warning are correct as 2130 this evening please refer to the Met Office website or app

Storm Ellen developing the Atlantic

Met Eireann have issued a Red warning for cork and orange and yellow warnings for the rest of the country

and the lastest from Met Eireann here https://www.met.ie/

Locally for the Western isles there is likely to be disruption for on ferries with delays and cancellations possible. Planes could also be disrupted. See local websites for information. If you suffer a power cut remember 105 to speak to someone from SSE.

I will keep this page updated during the day tomorrow. This won’t be the worst storm we ever have but it is the summer. If you have outdoor or travel plans it is worth being weather aware.

Please note –

PLEASE DO NOT USE Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property and as your only source. These warnings will be posted by us, time permitting, to this page. Please seek out the Met Office website or app for the very latest updates. Use the SEPA Website or Floodline contact number for the very latest updates on flooding risk. In the event of any extreme weather, follow any and all advice or guidance given by local emergency planning, Police, HM Coastguard etc.

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