We’ve been keeping a close eye on Fridays developments as the computer models have been signalling the potential for quite a windy spell across Northern parts of England and Scotland.

A strong flowing Jet Stream invigorated by colder air to it’s North and milder air to it’s South has been the perfect breeding ground for low pressure systems to develop.


Jet Stream chart showing a fast flowing jet towards the UK on Friday

This low pressure system will pass just to the North of Scotland with the strongest winds likely to be through the central belt of Scotland and into parts of Northern England, too. Gusts of 60-70mph along coastal counties will generate large waves and possible coastal flooding in lower lying areas.

Wind speeds indicate 60-70mph gusts are possible for some exposed areas on Friday
GFS chart showing the area of low pressure as it passes Scotland

As the low clears to the East it’ll bring down some colder air from the North turning the rain to snowfall across higher levels, we could see blizzard conditions across the Highlands for a time before the winds eventually ease Eastwards early Saturday morning.

The Met Office have issued Weather Warnings for many Northern parts due to this system. However we have also issued an advisory which can be seen on our Status page.

Daniel has been interested in weather all his life and learned to forecast the weather during his teenage years. His favourite season is winter and his favourite weather is snowfall and thunderstorms.