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UK weather forecast: Huge Atlantic 'vortex' to unleash torrential rain and gales

News Summed Up 2018-11-06 05:30:00

The 2,000-mile wide 'pressure vortex' spanning the Atlantic threatens widespread disruption and weather misery from Wednesday. While temperatures are expected to climb to unseasonable highs today - soaring to a balmly 'feels like' 21C in London - the Atlantic weather system will crash into UK shores on Tuesday night. If the turbulent weather does materialise it would make 2018 a record breaking one, with eight named storms hitting the UK in the year up until Christmas. (Image: PA)(Image: PA)Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at The Weather Company’s Weather Channel arm, said: “Four more named Atlantic storms are expected by early December, plus the risk of a fifth named storm before Christmas. “A stormy, mobile Atlantic pattern is forecast in early winter, before a colder pattern from New Year onwards as westerly winds ease.”