UK long range weather forecast: Powerful winds, snow and rain to continue for WEEKS

Over the coming weeks Met Office forecasts and weather maps show the UK could see more wind, snow and rain. The UK has been blitzed by two named storms in quick succession, but long-range forecasts suggest the bad weather will continue.

Storm Ciara wreaked havoc on the UK last weekend, with maximum wind gusts of 97mph recorded in the Isle of Wight.

Hot on the tails of Storm Ciara is Storm Dennis, with the Met Office forecasting a blustery and wet weekend.

Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday.

“Although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely.”

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What is the Met Office long-range weather forecast?

The Met Office long-range forecast for February 19 until February 28 predicts “unsettled” weather patterns will continue for the next few weeks.

The Met Office said: “Unsettled conditions are expected to continue with spells of rain, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes across the north and northwest with the driest and brightest weather across the east and southeast. 

“Hail and thunder are also possible, with some wintriness over northern hills.

“Gales and winds easing for a time, with temperatures on the cold side.

“It will remain mostly unsettled into the end of next week, with the northwest/southeast split continuing. Becoming windier, particularly in the north.

“There is a low chance that more settled and dry conditions will move in from the southeast, extending to all but the far northwest, bringing some overnight frost and fog.

“However, any settled weather will be short lived as unsettled conditions return by the end of this period.”

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Will it snow in the coming weeks?

WXCHARTS maps, which use data from MetDesk, forecast the UK will see some snow over the coming days.

Weather forecast maps show snowfall across much of the UK in the coming weeks, mainly affecting Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

By Thursday, February 27 as much as 13 inches (34cm) of cumulative snow depth is forecast for parts of Scotland.

In addition to snow in some regions, many weather maps indicate rainfall will be common over the coming weeks.

Will the UK see another storm?

The North Atlantic storm season started in September with Storm Atiyah.

Atiyah was followed by Storm Brendan and Storm Ciara, and the latest storm has been named as Storm Dennis.

The next named storm for the 2019/20 season will be Storm Ellen.

However, at this point it is not clear whether another named storm will be declared in the coming weeks.

Weather maps show strong winds will continue for some time, so keep up to date with the latest forecasts for updates on possible storms.

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