UK weather: Met Office confirms Tropical Storm Wanda could ‘indirectly’ hit UK this week

Britain is set for more unsettled next week as remnants of Tropical Storm Wanda arrive.

A US National Hurricane Centre map has shown the course Tropical Storm Wanda is on and it is expected to bring sustained winds to the country by Tuesday.

This comes as there is currently a yellow warning for gales in place for northern Scotland until 5pm on Sunday.

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The storm is expected to ‘indirectly influence the forecast for early next week’.

The warning states: “Strengthening west to north westerly winds will bring gusts of 60-70mph perhaps locally 80mph, to exposed locations of northern Scotland.

“These winds initially across the Western Isles and north west mainland Scotland on Saturday evening, spreading

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“In combination with high spring tides this is expected to lead to large waves around the coasts. Winds gradually easing through Sunday afternoon.”

Britain is set for more unsettled next week as remnants of Tropical Storm Wanda arrive from Tuesday.

Met Office forecaster Dan Harris said: “Tropical Storm Wanda is not too far from the UK – and may indirectly influence the forecast early next week.”

Netweather and STV forecaster Jo Farrow added: “If Wanda gets caught up with another Atlantic low pressure, its tropical energy could help bring wet and windy weather to the UK.”

It is currently over the Atlantic Ocean and will move north eastwards during the course of the weekend.

On Sunday night Wanda is expected to weaken and be downgraded to a non-tropical feature, and what is left of the storm will become embedded within a larger Atlantic frontal zone, the Met Office said.

This will then move across the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Met Office said it could lead to rainfall and potentially weather warnings – although the timing and track of the system is still uncertain.

Check the weather forecast near you, powered by In Your Area:

UK forecast for next five days

Today:

Windy, especially across northern and eastern Scotland where gales or severe gales and high gusts expected.

Many areas will be dry with sunny spells, but some showers are likely in the north and west and the Midlands. Colder than yesterday.

Tonight:

Daytime showers fading this evening leaving many areas dry and chilly with clear spells overnight.

Turning cloudier with rain at times in the west later. Becoming less windy.

Monday:

Bright at first in the south and east, then turning cloudier later but remaining mainly dry.

Cloudier and windier in the north and west with rain at times, especially later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloud and rain moving southeast through Tuesday with blustery showers following in the north.

Cloud and outbreaks of rain in the south likely returning north midweek. Mild in the south.

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