Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend

17 Août, 2018, 07:28 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend

The BBC Weather forecaster continued: "Through Friday, increasing amounts of cloud and some rain moving its way in".

Latest weather prediction models show Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Northern England will bear the brunt of the Ernesto's final sting before it dissipates.

Tropical Storm Lane is expected to reach hurricane strength by Friday as it tracks its way toward the Hawaiian Islands.

The storm is due to hit the United Kingdom this weekend and will nearly certainly bring heavy wind and showers.

It is now poised in the mid-Atlantic after forming near Newfoundland in the middle of the week.

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Some areas in Scotland and north-west England could be lashed with up to 30mm of rain this weekend thanks to low pressure systems from the west.

Ernesto, which formed in the mid-Atlantic, is described as a post-tropical cyclone - a weather pattern which can bring property-threatening 40mph winds and drenching downpours.

Bad weather is set to arrive in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas.

A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK. This will then bring heavy rain and strong winds to the north-east this weekend'.

Saturday afternoon should be grand because it's set to be "rather cloudy and misty generally, with some patches of drizzle scattered about, these mainly over Ulster and parts of north Connacht".

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