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Storm Katie leaves its mark on the UK - what can we expect from the weather this week?

As Storm Katie battered parts of the UK over the Easter weekend, we look to our weather experts to see what we can expect in the coming week.

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Weather expert, Garry Nicholson has described next week's weather as 'rather messy'
Weather expert, Garry Nicholson has described next week's weather as 'rather messy'

Storm Katie thrashed its way through the UK this Easter weekend, with parts of the country waking to wintery, snow scenes this morning.

 

Gusts of up to 106 miles per hour hit the south of the country, while over 200,000 homes were left without power over the weekend, with thousands still awaiting re-connection.

 

The Environment Agency issued 23 flood warnings and a further 122 alerts in responses to rapidly rising river levels.

 

 

While the worst of Storm Katie seems to have passed, we spoke to Farmers Weather expert, Garry Nicholson about what to expect for the coming week.

 

Frost

 

He said: "It is a risk of night frosts this week, but things becoming warmer by the weekend - which will help lift soil temperatures.

 

"Showers will be often in the forecast, although Friday-Saturday are looking dry in the south and east.

 

"Thundery showers may affect the west on Saturday, and these could break out more widely by Sunday, perhaps continuing into early next week."

 

Messy

 

Mr Nicholson described next week as ’rather messy’ where we are to expect a mixed bag of weather issues.

 

He added: "Expect some drier and warmer days, but also some days which see areas of showers become widespread.

 

"Moderate confidence, but there are some suggestions of becoming rather poor and wet later next week, into the weekend of the 9th April, and perhaps the start of the week of the 11th for a few days.

 

Looking further

 

"Overall it doesn’t look like a sustained dry spell (like mid-March) will return for now.

 

"Hints into the second half of April are better, and pressure could begin to build - possibly to the north of Britain, bringing drier weather there, whilst the south could remain rather mixed."

 

  • Keep up to date with the latest weather for your area with the Farmers Weather daily videos at www.FarmersWeather.co.uk

 


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