Temperatures will drop to -4°C tomorrow in a wet and windy week

Temperatures will drop to -4°C tomorrow in a wet and windy week

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock (13623714x) Pedestrians and shoppers in Wimbledon city center battle against the high winds and torrential rain.  The Met office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain, with possible flooding in many parts of the UK Seasonal Weather, Wimbledon, London, UK - Nov 15, 2022

Winds of up to 105mph are expected next week in areas of South West England and South Wales as temperatures are set to plummet (Photo: Shutterstock)

Temperatures will drop to -4°C in some areas amid concerns that cold weather will lead to a ‘grim winter’ for people struggling with fuel bills.

The northeast will bear the brunt of the cold weather, but elsewhere rain and high winds won’t make it a pleasant day for a walk.

The Met office has issued a yellow wind warning in parts of South West England and South Wales, with gusts of up to 105km/h expected on land and 130km/h in coastal areas.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said two low-pressure areas would bring “very wet and windy weather” between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow.

He said: ‘We have two low pressure areas heading towards the UK tonight and tomorrow.

‘The first is towards the north west of Northern Ireland and the second is coming up in Ireland and South West England.

“They’re going to bring very wet and windy weather.”

??  Licensed to London News Pictures.  15/11/2022.  London, United Kingdom.  A commuter struggles to hold her umbrella against the wind and rain this morning at Putney Bridge, southwest London, as weather forecasters warn of heavy rain and high winds for most of England today.  Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP

After an abnormally warm autumn, the UK could face a ‘grim winter’ as temperatures dip below freezing (Photo: Alex Lentati/LNP)

He said that while there is uncertainty about the weather on Monday, there is a risk of high winds in coastal areas of Cornwall, Devon and South Wales.

Mr Burkill said: “Tomorrow it’s worth bearing in mind there’s some uncertainty about it, so different models are doing slightly different things with the trajectory of that low pressure.

“Especially in the coastal areas of Cornwall, Devon and South Wales there is a risk of some pretty strong winds.”

He said the wind could affect travel from airports in the region, such as Cardiff Airport and Exeter Airport.

Mr Burkill added that while there was no warning yet, ‘significant’ rain could also fall in the western areas of Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday.

“There can be quite a bit of rain,” he said.

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Freezing winds are expected to pound coastal areas at speeds of up to 130 km/h (Photo: SWNS)

“We don’t have a warning yet. But you know, it’s not out of the question.’

Temperatures are expected to drop to -4°C in parts of the country on Monday morning.

“It’s getting pretty cold, especially in the north east of the UK,” he said.

Burkill said the sub-zero temperatures could bring an additional risk of ice and fog, and warned of difficult driving conditions that would result.

The UK has had an unusually warm autumn this year, which has so far helped protect people from rising energy costs, but the oncoming cold could soon force many to face the scale of price increases for the first time.

Peter Smith, director of policy and advocacy at fuel poverty charity National Energy Action, said: ‘The average annual bill has nearly doubled since last year. So far, the milder-than-usual weather has shielded many from the skyrocketing bills as they didn’t have to heat their homes as high or for as long as usual.

“But as temperatures drop, we know that many people will either build up unpayable debt or start rationing their energy – or shut themselves off completely.

This will have a huge impact on both mental and physical health, especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

“With 6.7 million UK households living in fuel poverty, this is the start of a harsh winter.”

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