Weather forecast THIS WEEK – Massive Storm Aiden bringing 65mph winds, plunging temperatures and rain

AN enormous 800-mile wide storm will bring wind speeds of up to 65mph when it hits the UK as early as TOMORROW.

The mercury will drop from 25C to 14C within days, after Brits enjoyed the sunshine last week.

If the storm – the first of winter – develops enough to prompt amber warnings, the Met Office will name it Storm Aiden.

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  • TONIGHT’S WEATHER FORECAST

    The Met Office’s weather forecast for tonight says: “Windy in the far north and northwest with rain at times.

    “Dry elsewhere with clear periods and some mist and fog patches forming.”

  • LOW PRESSURE

    More unsettled weather will arrive from Tuesday, and it'll worsen over the course of Wednesday.

    A band of low pressure is expected to hit by Thursday bringing wet and windy conditions for most areas, with gusts of up to 60mph.

  • AUTUMNAL COLOURS

    A view of Tu Hwnt l'r Bont Tea Rooms in Llanrwst, North Wales, which is covered in Virginia Creeper that has started its change into autumnal colours.

  • AUTUMN EQUINOX

    The autumnal equinox, which marks the first day of autumn, falls tomorrow on Tuesday, September 22.

    It is a day when nighttime and daytime are roughly equal.

    Astronomically, on the day of the equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator and the days start to grow shorter.

  • PINK SUNRISE

    A pink sunrise from the seashore at South Shields, a coastal town in the North East of England at the mouth of the River Tyne, today.

  • UK COULD BE HIT BY 'POLAR PLUME'

    The UK is due to be hit by a “polar plume” – and there could even be snowfall in parts of the country this week.

    The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “We’ll switch to ­autumn proper.

    “A wet-and-windy midweek will be followed by polar air. Snow is expected by the weekend on Scotland’s high ground and is even possible on northern England’s highest Pennines.”

  • 'UNSETTLED WEATHER'

    Matthew Box, Met Office meteorologist said: “Unsettled weather is possibly on the cards towards the end of September.

    “While it is still early, a number of these cyclones in the Atlantic could have some influence on our weather as we head towards the final part of September.”

  • THIS WEEK 'WILL FEEL MORE LIKE AUTUMN'

    The Met Office said this week “will feel more like autumn”, with wet, windy weather and cooler air.

    Forecaster Marco Petagna said: “As we head towards the end of the month, the weather may be unsettled due to cyclones in the Atlantic.”

  • 800 MILE WIDE STORM BRINGING WINDS AND COLD AIR

    An 800 mile wide storm will bring wind speeds of up to 65 miles per hour when it hits the UK as early as Tuesday.

    The mercury will drop from 25C to 14C within days, after Brits enjoyed the sunshine last week.

    If the storm – the first of winter – develops enough to prompt amber warnings, the Met Office will name it Storm Aiden.

    Rain and brisk winds are likely from Wednesday.

    A  band of low pressure is expected to hit by Thursday bringing wet and windy conditions for most areas, with gusts of up to 60mph.

  • STORM FEARS

    Spain's Subtropical Storm Alpha is currently pushing warm air towards Britain.

    Should the storm be strong enough to trigger at least an amber warning from the Met Office it will be named Storm Aiden.

    For five years, the most serious storms have been named to help keep Brits safe and raise awareness of severe weather before it hits. 

    The first storm to hit the UK will be named Aiden, while the second storm will be Bella.

  • BUSY WEEKEND

    Beaches were busy this weekend. Brighton was expected to have seen 50,000 daily visitors, with 25,000 at Bournemouth.

    Daytrippers clogged up coastal routes including the A23 to Brighton, A31 to Dorset and A30 to Cornwall.

    Supermarkets saw a BBQ rush. Tesco was set to sell 300,000 sausage packs, 250,000 ice creams and lollies and two million cans or bottles of beer, sales trends showed.

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