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The forecaster said heavy showers will continue to hit north-western parts of the country today with spots of sunshine for the south and the south-east. But Mr Danaos warned winds will begin to pick up overnight and reach up to 60mph for many tomorrow. He said: “Winds are going to get stronger this weekend, last weekend it was pretty windy if you remember, this one’s looking even windier. Very unusually windy for July, it’s going to feel more like autumn on Sunday but we should see some sunshine as well.

“There will be rain at times, we’ve had quite a lot of rain yesterday and overnight across northern-western areas because of this weather front travelling across the country.

“We’ve got westerly winds, not so many ISO bars on the chart, that’s because of the area of low pressure which is going to come to play tonight and into tomorrow.

“Today it’s a breezy day, not very windy like it’s going to be tomorrow. A lot of cloud around the country, thickening up for spots of rain for western Scotland, northern and western England and northern and western Wales.”

He added: “It’s tomorrow we’ve got most concerns. This area of low pressure deepening as it moves north of the UK.

“It’s going to be very windy. This is a cold front, behind it there’s going to be slightly cooler air so it will be cooler tomorrow than it is today.”

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Mr Danaos claimed winds will pick up on Sunday afternoon, adding it will be very unusual for July.

He said: “30 to 40mph across the south and 50 to 60mph for Scotland and Northern Ireland and northern England.

“These could lead to some disruption.”

The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for gusts of 60mph wind in northern regions of England and Scotland as low pressure from the Atlantic blasts Britain this weekend.

This will last until 4pm on Sunday and affect areas in Teesside, such as Stockton-on-Tees, as well as Newcastle, Cumbria and Dundee.

The Met Office said in its latest forecast: “An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Atlantic and track eastwards across central Scotland during Sunday with strong winds developing across a large swathe of the UK.

“Gusts of 50-60 mph are most likely over and to the east of high ground, particularly the Pennines which may lead to some travel disruption.

But today the weather is set to remain humid and showery, with thunder and gusty winds also possible in some areas.

The forecast on Weather Outlook said: “The rest of next week is looking mixed.

“The south should have quite a lot of dry and weather and there will be some warmer days.

“In the north, it stays more unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain and at times they could push southwards.”





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