Heavy wind and rain to lash UK during ‘unsettled’ September

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Heavy wind and rain will lash parts of the country during an “unsettled” September for the UK, forecasters say.

Large swathes of the country may see their last glimpses of summer weather for the year this week, with a miserable month ahead.

The Met Office has put this down to an area of low pressure set to move in from Sunday, combined with the effects of “increased tropical storm activity” in the US.

Alex Burkill, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency: “It’s fair to say the beginning of the month will be rather settled, with high pressure dominating.

“There will be drizzle and cloud in the east this week, but in the west certain regions will certainly hit the low 20s and see glimpses of sunshine here and there.

“However, this could perhaps be the last of the summery weather until the end of September, with a prolonged spell of unsettled conditions and low pressure from Sunday.”

Mr Burkill warned that September is likely to see “more rain and wind” than in August, which was wetter than average in parts of the South East and London.

Summer weather Aug 30th 2021
Large swathes of the country may see their last glimpses of summer weather for the year this week (Jonathan Brady/PA)

He went on to say: “The low-pressure, along with the increased tropical storm activity across the Atlantic will certainly give the month a more autumnal- feel than previous years.

“The temperature is likely to remain around the average for the year, perhaps dipping a bit cooler until the end of the month – when it may well get drier again.”

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