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Britain to be BATTERED by 55mph gusty winds TODAY

Britain to be BATTERED by 55mph gusty winds TODAY

 UK weather is set to be battered by gusty winds tonight that could reach 55mph for some, bringing frequent heavy showers and lowering temperatures once again, BBC Weather has warned.





A new weather front brings a band of low pressure from Iceland that will cause winds to pick up a speed of up to 55mph in the north of the country today.

BBC Weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker warned gusty winds will be rattling on Scotland’s windows tonight and frequent heavy showers will dominate the weather conditions.

The BBC meteorologist said: “Into tonight, low pressure between the UK and Iceland is moving in.

“It’s barreling through to the north-west of our neighbourhoods sending strong winds and frequent showers.

“But way to the south of that the weather is much quite.

“Actually on the south coast today it’s looking beautiful. Breezy around the coast and quite breezy inland too.

“But plenty of sunshine on the way, 23C in London.

“And then we’ll see a scattering of showers anywhere from the Midlands northwards.

“More frequent here in the north of Northern Ireland and across Scotland as well.

“Really gusty winds later on today in the western isles and actually throughout Scotland these gusts could be exceeding 50mph.

“The closer you are to the low pressure the stronger the winds are here.

“So really blustery night with frequent showers rattling through and rattling on windows.




“Tonight that low moves through the north. To the south we’ve got clearer skies and the winds drop out as well by the end of the night.

“13C is the overnight low in London, 12C in Edinburgh, maybe 9C in Newcastle.”

Fluctuating sea temperatures around Britain threaten to drive a trend towards cold weather as the UK moves past the summer heatwave.

Betting company Ladbrokes has slashed its odds on September seeing the wettest day of the year so far.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Torrential rain looks set to thrash the UK this weekend, but it’s back to what we’ve been used to next week and a record-breaking September is still very much on the cards.”

Bitter winds and freezing temperatures are expected to plunge Britain into “Arctic misery” during the second half of October, according to the latest forecast.