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    This is exciting weather season! I love it!

    Could do with a bit of that warmth and dryness to ripen the last few Roma tomatoes though.... After a bit of wet weather to force us inside and sort out the chest freezer!
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    As can happen when there are big uncertainties, this week's weather looks a little different now. Helene is just the first of several storms likely to arrive here this week on a strengthening jet stream running straight through the country. There are already yellow warnings for wind for today, tomorrow and Wednesday - expect more. For this part of the country, Thursday night into Friday is looking particularly unpleasant at the moment. There will be heavy rain for some areas too.

    Keep checking the warnings for your area https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings, and make sure things like wheelie bins, trampolenes and garden furniture are secured as well as any blowaway greenhouses you may have. Watch for fallen trees and branches - trees are in leaf and therefore much more susceptible to wind damage than later in autumn or winter.

    Colder nights are still a possibility later in the week.
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    Just been out to put the chickens to bed (no I don't read them a story!). It's a starry, starry night but still reading 19C. This time of year one would expect clear nights to be getting cold. Wind's picking up as well, hopefully we're far enough inland to avoid the worst, Wales tends to shelter us.
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    Tomorrow's storm (not Helene, which is today's) has been named storm Ali and there is an amber warning for N Ireland and parts of Scotland, as well as a wider yellow warning for much of the north of the country.

    The timing and exact tracks of this week's storms are very uncertain. Keep checking forecasts as things could change, even at fairly short notice.
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    Another named storm today - Bronagh, which is currently bringing heavy rain to northern and western areas. There is a yellow warning for rain and also one for wind later in the night and into tomorrow as the low rapidly deepens and moves into the north sea. This time the strongest winds will be over England and Wales.

    I don't really understand why the Met Office have named this storm. Yes it is going to produce some very heavy rain and very strong winds, but I thought that the criteria for naming a storm was that it warranted an amber warning. Currently there is not (and has not been) an amber warning for this storm system, so I am confused.

    There is also a yellow warning for wind for Sunday into Monday. That particular storm system (which contains some remnants of hurricane Florence) is giving the models serious problems and its track and intensity are very uncertain with big disagreements between the models and runs. There should be better agreement soon.
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    Just got back from British Columbia and they too have had similar freeky weather, a long dry summer, rain recently and early snow falling on the mountains.
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    The storms and ex-hurricanes have really shaken up the forecast and completely changed the pattern. This is not unusual, but basically what it means is that after a long period of warmer than average temperatures things are going to be a lot cooler.

    The rest of September now looks mostly chilly, with some cold nights, particularly on Sunday into Monday, which is likely to be the coldest night of the autumn so far. After a brief warm up mid week the temperatures return to chilly:

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    What the York ensemble does not show is Sunday's rain, which is mostly south of York. Most of the southern half of the country will be very wet and also windy - there are yellow warnings in place for both.

    The rest of September should be reasonably dry after Sunday, less so in the north and west as high pressure remains close to or over us with its centre to the south or slightly to the west, hence the cooler temperatures. The up and down lines, which look typical of low pressure weather, actually appear to be due to the centre of the high moving around and therefore changing the direction of the flow, hence the low rainfall amounts.
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    I probably should have mentioned that high pressure at this time of year can result in fog, which might be slow to clear.
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