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Weather Turns Windy and Milder in United Kingdom

January 30, 2013; 4:38 AM

Following the snow and wintry mix that fell across parts of the United Kingdom on Friday night, a milder ocean air mass swept across the region on Saturday.

The second in the series of storms will target the region on Monday with outbreaks of rain expected in Ireland, Wales, northern England and western Scotland. Lighter rainfall will reach London by the end of the day.

The winds associated with the second storm will be even stronger than the first, reaching gale-force from Ireland into Wales and England. The strongest winds will again likely impact coastal regions, but damaging winds will also be possible in the London area. Winds in excess of 60 knots will be possible for west-facing coasts of Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Elsewhere wind gusts over 40 knots will be possible.

The potential exists for winds to down trees and power lines, leading to widespread power outages. Winds and waves along west- and southwest-facing coastlines will likely lead to coastal flooding problems.

Yet another cold front will blast across Ireland and the United Kingdom on Tuesday leading to more locally damaging winds.

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