UK will be impacted by ‘Caribbean Tropical’ storm that could unleash thunder and lightning


The UK is set for gale-force winds over the next few hours as June continues its disappointment on the weather front.

Ex-tropical storm Alex is moving our way from Bermuda. While it will lose some of its anger as it sweeps across Atlantic, Britain will still be the brunt. The tailwind will bring heavy blasts of rain to these shores starting tonight (June 9).

It will eventually transform from a tropical storm into a deep low pressure system, which is uncommon for this time of year as they usually occur in the autumn months.

Wind gusts of up to 45mph will batter exposed coastlines. Rural northern areas will see winds exceeding 55mph.

June will see more wind and rain, rather than more sunshine
June will be more windy and wet than it is sunny.

Aidan McGivern is a Met Office meteorologist. “Alex transitions into a mid-latitude low as it pushes into the Atlantic and is carried by the jet stream for its arrival later Thursday and Friday.

“In June, this is quite notable for its depth, and the most likely outcome is that it will bring an unseasonably windy period later Thursday and Friday.

“The strongest winds arrive after dark on Thursday evening and on Friday as the front moves through the winds pick up further.”

We will see a windy day Saturday (June 11, as the storm moves into Europe), but temperatures could push into the 20s.

It could be an unsettled period across Britain as storms are heading this way
Britain is likely to experience an unstable period due to the approaching storms

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Storm Alex may be followed by several hurricanes in the West and although these don’t normally reach Britain, they could still stir up some very unsettled weather across these parts.

Jim Dale, British Weather Services’ meteorologist, spoke to the Daily Express: “This could be the first of a few ex-tropical storms to affect the UK weather over the next few months.

“Sometimes these can stir up periods of very unsettled weather, while other times, if they sweep further northwards, they can encourage warm air up from the south.

“We could see a few more of these weather systems rebounding from the United States and heading towards Britain.”

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