Updated at 8.54am Sunday 23rd September:
Ex-hurricane Nadine reached her peak last week at 80mph winds, but even as a decaying system she is still giving birth to some ferocious little low pressure systems that are heading our way this weekend and next week. While Nadine stays in the Azores, we have our own issues to deal with in the next few days.
Sunday morning = Cloudy and dry early morning, SE’ly 10mph, with patchy rain from about 8/9am along the south coast, but spreading northwards to all parts of the SE by 11am. Rain getting heavier and wind getting stronger…Wind speeds 15mph by midday (gusting 25mph), with rain pounding down upon us. Worse is yet to come…
Sunday afternoon = Wet and windy all afternoon. 15-20mph winds with gusts up to 35mph, (the strongest winds will now be tomorrow afternoon – Monday – at about 20-25mph with gusts 45mph). Around 20-30mm of rain (around an inch on average) for most of us meaning that many of us will have 2 weeks worth of rain in just 12 hours. HOWEVER some places, especially east Kent could see as much as 40mm falling as embedded heavy, even thundery, showers arrive in the evening. Localised flooding is extremely likely.
This forecast will be updated as and when there are changes.