UK weather forecast: Monster Storm Atiyah to unleash 2-day ARCTIC HELL - Met Office alert

An autumnal deluge will drench swathes of northern Britain while powerful winds threaten widespread disruption this weekend. Storm Atiyah – named by Met Eireann within the past hour – will be the first titled storm to hit the UK this autumn-winter period. Terrifying weather charts showing the entire country in its path with western, coastal regions most at risk from winds and monster waves whipped up by the freak conditions.

Britons are warned to prepare for travel chaos, power cuts and storm-force gusts strong enough to cause structural damage.

Winds will pick up later on Sunday as low pressure barrels in from the Atlantic  prompting government weather warnings into next week

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “It is later on Sunday and through the start of Monday when we see the stormier conditions arrive from the west – this is the area of low pressure that Met Eireann are keeping an eye on.

“Sunday will be a windy day with periods of heavy blustery showers although the heaviest rain will be across parts of Scotland on Saturday.

“It will turn windier later on Sunday as low pressure comes in from the west, this will move over the UK causing a tight squeeze of the isobars brining windy conditions.

“As the low moves eastwards there are signals it may deepen again during the early hours of Monday.

“We are looking at gusts of up to 60mph inland with coastal regions likely to see 75mph and perhaps an isolated 80mph.”

The storm will bring a change from the predicted colder forecast with milder air from the Atlantic pushing temperatures into low double figures this weekend.

Unsettled weather will continue through next week with more wind and rain on the way and the chance of snow over the hills of Scotland.

Mr Claydon added: “Temperatures will be milder over the weekend as air comes in from the west, we could see 13C (55.4F) in London, 10C (50F) in Birmingham and high single figures further north.

“It is looking unsettled through Tuesday and Wednesday before another low-pressure system arrives on Thursday brining more rain, there is the chance of snow over the hills of Scotland.

“The forecasts have changed slightly from earlier in the week in that it is looking more mobile through much of next week instead of the colder conditions.”

A Met Eireann spokesman said: “Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country.

“Due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding.”

Government meteorologists have issued warnings for strong wind along the west coast of Britain through Sunday afternoon into Monday.

Severe weather threatens to disrupt travel networks, roads and ferries with people in the worst affected regions warned of power outages.

Strong winds will whip up monster waves putting coastal regions on alert for flooding with gales likely to cause damage to buildings.

Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “Severe gales are expected and may cause some disruption.

“Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

“Probably some bus and train services will be affected with some journeys taking longer, some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

“It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves and some damage to temporary structures is possible.”

Britain’s weather may take a colder turn before Christmas with some long-range experts still predicting snow for the big day.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said: “There is a possibility of a White Christmas in some parts of the country based on current indications.

“This is more likely to happen across northern and western parts of Britain, places like Aberdeen or Manchester have the highest chance of seeing snow.

“It looks like there will be a period of milder weather in the run up to Christmas before the cold returns in January.”

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