Met Office Says Another Storm Is Brewing And It’s Called ‘Pest From The West’
Just when you thought you had finally stopped hearing about the Beast from the East storm that ravaged most parts of the UK, there's a new system in town and it's got another catchy name: Pest from the West.
Thankfully, it's not supposed to be nearly as damaging as the weather event that seemed to go on forever last week. But that's not to say that it won't still bring freezing temperatures, snow and bone-chilling wind.
The Met Office says: "[This weekend will be] a very unsettled period, with heavy rain probably moving northwards across much of the UK during the weekend, followed by blustery showers across central and southern parts.
"There is the low risk of disruptive snow across some northern parts of the UK, which may give some locally significant accumulations, especially over higher ground. Into next week, and it remains unsettled, with further spells of rain, heavy at times, but interspersed with brighter and showery interludes.
"Probably the wettest and windiest conditions likely to be across the south and west. Snow is likely at times in the north, mainly on the hills."
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Not catastrophic, but it's still not ideal when we've only just begun to thaw out from the double whammy of the Beast and Storm Emma. We could start to be seeing more areas in double digit temperatures this week, with some places in the south reaching as high as 13C degrees.
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But those blistering conditions aren't expected to last long as this low-pressure system developing off the UK's south-west coast is expected to gather pace and hit around Friday or Saturday.
The Daily Express says winds could get up to 60 mph at the storm's peak.
There are still dozens of locations that have flood alerts, meaning residents need to be prepared. The majority of the alerts are centred around England's south-west and the Midlands, but thankfully there are no severe warnings at the moment.
Thousands of properties are still without running water, according to the BBC, as a result of last week's weather.
Water companies are blaming cracks and splits in pipes as a result of the freezing conditions, with the situation so bad that the Cadbury and Jaguar Land Rover factories have had to shut their doors temporarily.
Southern Water has urged customers to 'only use the water you absolutely must', so obviously the situation is pretty dire.
Let's hope this 'Pest from the West' doesn't do too much damage.
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