BBC Meteorologist Matt Taylor couldn’t promise better weather as he forecasted that Hurricane Dorian and Storm Gabriel were heading to Britain this week after already causing devastation in other countries. He said that we would see “remnants of what was Hurricane Dorian” into the west later on. So it will be a wet night across Scotland and Ireland with strong to gale force winds.”
Storm Gabriel will arrive slightly later around Wednesday night into Thursday.
The BBC presenter described the tropical storm pushing its way in “bringing some occasional rain to Northern Ireland and western Scotland.”
But he reassured that it won’t be any different what we saw last week.
As for today, it will be a “wet start for the vast majority and, for this stage of September, a rather cool day.”
He said: “Some pretty heavy rain particular across parts of southwest Scotland into northwest England, northwest Midlands and North Wales.
“Few splashes of rain down eastern England, many places here dry at the moment.
“For Northern Ireland the overnight rain will clear, and sunshine will come out but for most the cloud will sit in place for the day.”
Towards the South West and the Channel Islands, he said we “could see some heavy and thundery downpours all the way into the afternoon”.
He said: “But across much of mainland Scotland it stays cloudy with outbreaks of rain, particularly central western areas but nowhere near as heavy as the rain we’ve got this morning.
“So still some heavy downpours in the evening rush hour in the South West of England.
“And whilst there’ll be the odd spot of drizzle, many places will become dry overnight.”
For tomorrow morning, he said “we could see temperatures as low as 5 celsius to start.
“So another cool start but compared with today, a lot brighter.”