Storm Arwen: Will it affect London?

Weather warnings are in place for the weekend across the United Kingdom, but what does this mean for London?
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Storm Arwen is set to cause havoc around the United Kingdom this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a range of weather warnings - none of which apply to London.

Be that as it may, London will see some inclement weather.

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Strong winds are predicted for the weekend, with the worst of this set to hit the capital on Saturday.

The wind is set to begin to pick up tomorrow, with gusts expected to reach a maximum of 25mph during the afternoon.

This, accompanied with the showers and cold temperatures, means that it will not be a pleasant end to the working week.

Tomorrow night should see a slight drop in the wind speeds, to below 20mph overnight, but this will just be a temporary lull before London faces the brunt of the storm on Saturday.

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A relatively calm start will make way for extremely strong winds in the afternoon and evening which could reach 40mph.

According to the Met Office, the ‘feels like’ temperature could be below zero for the whole of Saturday.

Although the Met Office’s yellow wind warning isn’t yet covering London, the capital looks set to still get hit by the storm’s strong gusts.

Saturday night into Sunday morning could still see wind speeds of 30mph, but these should drop back into the 20mph region as the day progresses and, by the time the new week begins, this number should drop to single figures.

London and South East forecast


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A mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of showery rain, heavy at times, although some brighter spells are possible in the afternoon. Brisk winds will ease later in the day. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Very windy and cold Saturday with rain clearing southwards through the morning. Generally fine and dry Sunday and Monday with light winds, but cold. Cloud and rain later on Monday.

(Source: The Met Office)

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