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London weather: Weekend forecast as Met Office yellow weather warning in place while storms Eunice and Dudley set to batter UK

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London’s weather is set to take a turn for the worse this weekend as the UK is currently talking about not one but two named storms – Eunice and Dudley. A yellow weather warning is in place on Friday (February 18) as winds are expected to pick up and conditions worsen, although it’s safe to say the capital will be better off than most other regions in the country.

Storm Eunice is likely to hit London and the surrounding areas on Friday, with Storm Dudley affecting more northern regions on Wednesday and Thursday. The impact of Storm Dudley will be felt as far south as parts of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, but narrowly avoid London.

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According to Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen, the weather phenomenon is caused by an active jet stream that is “driving low-pressure systems across the country, both of which are likely to cause some disruption”. The Met Office has put a weather warning in place for Friday (February 18) across London.

On Wednesday (February 16), temperatures are expected to peak at around 15C, with lows of 8C. Conditions are set to be “cloudy changing to light rain in the afternoon”.

The next day (February 17), temperatures will drop to highs of 11C and lows of 7C, while conditions are set to be “clear changing to cloudy in the afternoon”.

On Friday (February 18), a yellow weather warning is in place. Temperatures are set to peak at 11C and reach lows of 3C. By Saturday (February 19), things are set to calm down, with highs of 9C and lows of 6C. Conditions are expected to be “clear changing to cloudy by late morning.”

Over the weekend expect temperatures to drop. Saturday (February 19) will see highs of 9C and lows of 7C with clear conditions changing to cloudy by the afternoon. Heavy rain is forecast for Sunday (February 20) with highs of 13C and lows of 7C.

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The Met Office said: “Extremely strong winds may develop over southwest England early on Friday, before spreading north and east during the morning. It is not yet clear where within the warning area the strongest winds will be but gusts of 60-70 mph are possible over a reasonably large area with a small chance of a brief period of gusts reaching 80 mph even inland.

“Coastal winds are likely to be the strongest. In addition to the wind, there is the potential for a period of snow and perhaps blizzard conditions, most likely over northern England, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and North Wales. However, this is very dependent on the track of the weather system and most places will see heavy rain instead.”

BBC Weather states that strong winds will pick up in the capital by Thursday. It continues: “There will be plenty of sunny spells through the day, turning cloudier from the west later on. Friday will be very windy with strong gusts. Cloudy and wet at first, turning drier and brighter later on. Saturday will be bright at first, but it will turn cloudy and wet later on. Another breezy day.”

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