Tail of Hurricane Ian to lash Britain: Nation braces for a battering from TODAY 

Hurricane Ian Tail to Hit Britain: Nation Braces for a Pounding as Storm That Wreaked Havoc in the US Brings 70mph Gales and a Two-Day Deluge Starting TODAY

  • Heavier rain and stronger winds are expected in northern Scotland, where there is a warning on Friday.
  • A 94 mph wind gust was already recorded today at the 4,084-foot-high summit of Cairn Gorm in the Highlands.
  • Rain will move southeast throughout the day today with many experiencing a wet and windy Friday, the Met Office says.

Commercial

<!–

<!–

<!–<!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

Much of Britain will be hit with rain and strong winds of up to 70mph today as the effects of Hurricane Ian are felt from across the pond, with a 94mph gale already recorded in Scotland this morning.

The weather event, which has wreaked havoc in Florida, USA, is pushing warm tropical air north, strengthening the Atlantic jet stream and creating a low pressure area in the UK.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the north of Scotland, where a yellow weather warning has been issued, in effect until at least 3 p.m.

However, many will experience a wet and windy day on Friday, the Met Office reports, with Britons warning of rocky driving conditions due to winds.

A 94mph wind gust was recorded this morning at the 4084ft high summit of Cairn Gorm in the Highlands as storms rage across Scotland.

Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: ‘A spell of high winds and heavy rain will push to the south-east throughout the day.

“The strongest winds are likely to be in the north of Scotland, gusting to 65-70mph over coastal parts and perhaps 75mph around the Northern Isles.

“As well as strong winds, a band of heavy rain will affect many areas of the country, however rain totals are expected to increase in western parts of Scotland, up to 40mm in one or two places.

Hurricane Ian, which has wreaked havoc in Florida in the US, is pushing warm tropical air north, strengthening the Atlantic jet stream and creating a low pressure area in the UK.

Hurricane Ian, which has wreaked havoc in Florida in the US, is pushing warm tropical air north, strengthening the Atlantic jet stream and creating a low pressure area in the UK.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the north of Scotland, where a warning has been issued, however many will experience a wet and windy day on Friday, reports the Met Office.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the north of Scotland, where a warning has been issued, however many will experience a wet and windy day on Friday, reports the Met Office.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the north of Scotland, where a warning has been issued, however many will experience a wet and windy day on Friday, reports the Met Office.

Foggy and wet conditions were photographed in Oxfordshire early Friday morning.

Foggy and wet conditions were photographed in Oxfordshire early Friday morning.

Foggy and wet conditions were photographed in Oxfordshire early Friday morning.

As the rain spreads to the southeast on Friday afternoon and evening, the winds will die down a bit, however those traveling should expect some rough driving conditions.

As the rain spreads to the southeast on Friday afternoon and evening, the winds will die down a bit, however those traveling should expect some rough driving conditions.

As the rain spreads to the southeast on Friday afternoon and evening, the winds will die down a bit, however those traveling should expect some rough driving conditions.

A car turns on its full headlights as it travels through foggy conditions in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

A car turns on its full headlights as it travels through foggy conditions in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

A car turns on its full headlights as it travels through foggy conditions in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

A man rides his bike in foggy conditions along a country lane in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, early on a Friday morning.

A man rides his bike in foggy conditions along a country lane in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, early on a Friday morning.

A man rides his bike in foggy conditions along a country lane in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, early on a Friday morning.

Dog walkers bundle up in boots and a hat as they stroll through the cold and misty weather in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

Dog walkers bundle up in boots and a hat as they stroll through the cold and misty weather in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

Dog walkers bundle up in boots and a hat as they stroll through the cold and misty weather in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, on Friday morning.

“With potentially hurricane-force winds in these areas as well, we expect some disruption to travel.”

As the rain spreads to the southeast on Friday afternoon and evening, the winds will die down a bit, however those traveling should expect some rough driving conditions.

Gundersen added: “In areas outside the warning area, weather impacts will be limited, however later in the day parts of south east England could experience winds of around 50mph which may disrupt ferry services. in the English Channel”.

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: “After a long period of relatively benign weather, drivers need to ensure they are not caught off guard when this weather system strikes.”

“Heavy rain and high winds are a pretty nasty combination on the roads, and we advise drivers to slow down and leave a greater distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.”

The night will be mostly dry with clear spells, however there will be a few showers in the west, while light to strong westerly winds will be locally strong.

Saturday could also see showers, although it will mostly be in the northern and western areas, and it will be a generally bright day with periods of sunshine and some clouds.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong westerly winds will be locally strong.

Sunday will be mostly dry with a chance of showers in the Northwest, with similar conditions forecast for Monday.

.