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The UK is set for a stormy October half term

The UK has been forecasted to experience stormy weathers over the second half of October, coinciding with the October half term. It may be time to get out the kids umbrellas and start planning your rainy day activities in advance.

The UK will be hit with high winds and heavy rain, contrasting the glorious summer the UK has had over the last couple of months.

The AccuWeather meteorologists have forecasted the stormy weather will hit in towards the middle of the month and may be the start of a bad winter.

October will not be the only month to give us stormy weather, as November will also be stormy, with one storm strong enough to be given a name by the Met Office. December and February will also see strong gusts of wind, with multiple storms forecasted throughout these months.

A spokesperson for the Met Office has said: “After the likely settled start, there may be a trend towards more changeable weather into late October across most parts…. The north and northwest are expected to see the most unsettled weather, with the strongest winds and the heaviest outbreaks of rain.”

The heavy rainfall predictions have caused senior meteorologist Alan Reppert to warn the UK of possible flooding problems: “Above-normal rainfall across the UK and Ireland will result in another winter of flooding problems.”

The weather is however difficult to predict for the future with weather forecasts a complex task, with each timescale presenting different challenges. The Met Office stated: “In an ideal world, everyone would like to know exactly what the weather will do so we can make definite plans. Nature, however, doesn’t work like that. When looking at forecasts beyond the five days into the future the chaotic nature of the atmosphere starts to come into play- small events currently over the Atlantic can have potentially significant impacts on our weather in the UK in several days’ time. Therefore, whilst we can still forecast the general feel of the weather to a relatively high level of accuracy using our models, it becomes harder to offer local detail to as high a level of accuracy as our shorter forecasts.”

With autumn and winter set to be a wet one we are getting our brollies at the ready!

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