Here are some weather conditions we can expect to see during the coming weeks.
As the first part of the year winds begin to ease, the skies are expected to clear of the rain.
The first clear air hours of March 17-18 will bring clear skies across much of the country and then clear again at the end of the month.
The most common conditions are: – Mild to mild to moderate to strong winds – Winds will be around 20 mph and gusts of 35 mph or higher – Sunny and clear skies, but there is risk of rain – The risk of heavy rain is higher if conditions deteriorate on the day of the storm.
The weather system is not expected to impact on any major road or rail system, with the exception of the Northern Ireland Rail link between Liverpool and Belfast.
The storm system will then move northward, bringing rain and fog to parts of the UK.
– Some of the most common locations will be: – In the north-east, from the Dorset coast to the south-west, from London to the east, from Liverpool to the west and from Edinburgh to the north of Scotland.
– In Scotland, from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Aberdeen.
– Between the mountains of Scotland and the highlands of Wales.
– As far north as the border with Northern Ireland, from Perthshire and parts of West Wales.
The system will pass by the south coast of Scotland, but the most frequent locations will also be in the south of England and Scotland.
What to do if you are concerned about the weather system In the UK, the Environment Agency has issued an advisory, which warns people to “stay off the roads”.
People are asked to “keep windows open and keep doors and windows shut”.
The advice also includes: – “If you need to go to the shops or other buildings, be aware that they will be closed.”
– “Avoid going out during the forecast for a couple of days and to avoid the cold.”
– The National Weather Service has issued a warning to people to be extra vigilant.
“If it is clear and warm and sunny you may be able to see the weather at night,” the warning says.
“However, if you need a bit of extra protection, it is wise to go outside to make sure you don’t get frostbite or freeze your toes.”
– The Environment Agency is advising people to check local weather reports for information about the storms.
“Keep a clear head,” the agency warns.
“The forecast for March 18-19 will bring the strongest conditions to many parts of England, Scotland and Wales.”
How to protect yourself and others from storm damage In a statement, the Met Office said: “We expect the next storm will be one of the strongest ever recorded and we will not see another like it in the UK.”