After weeks of stormy weather, Britain will feel the ‘tropical” plume that comes from the Azores this weekend. It brings balmy temperatures to 58F.
Experts predict mercury to rise starting tomorrow. Mild and stable weather should last up to Christmas.
For today, the Met Office says daytime showers will ease during the evening and turn increasingly light and patchy.
It will remain dry overnight with clear skies for long periods. But, there will be patches of fog or mist that will persist. Meanwhile thick clouds from the west will cover Northern Ireland and Britain. There will be a chance of rain in the morning.
Saturday will see a few bright or sunny spells across eastern areas as temperatures being to rise, but rain is set to become heavy and widespread by the evening.
Another cloudy day is expected with rain showers in western and northern parts of the country. There will still be patches of mist elsewhere. However, Monday will remain dry and calm with thick clouds.
Jim Dale from British Weather Services told the Sun, “We’re about to have a subtropical windflow beginning on Saturday. We could see south temperatures reaching 14C (58F).
This is from Spain, Azores Islands. A cold front will arrive after the weekend. However, it will be a mild week.
“It will also remain calm and stable with no severe weather warnings, which is quite a change from our previous experience.
Even though Thursday night revellers were soaked walking in Newcastle’s torrential rain yesterday evening, conditions look set to improve by Saturday.
The long-range forecast, meanwhile, suggests settled conditions are likely heading into the Christmas period, with temperatures close to or even slightly above average for this time of year.
It is expected that the last week of December, and early January will remain calm. However, there are increasing chances of fog and frost during more clear spells towards Christmas and New Year.
After power has been restored, households across Scotland can turn on their lights after they lost electricity.
According to Scottish Electricity Networks and supplier Southern Electricity Networks approximately 1,000 customers were off the grid Wednesday morning due to the disruptions caused this winter by the second storm, according the Southern Electricity Networks.
The network confirmed, however that all its northern customers had received their supplies just before 7 pm.
John Swinney (Deputy First Minister) had yesterday told Holyrood MSPs that he had acknowledged the inconvenience and hardship caused to those who were affected by the storm. Some of these people had just had their electricity restored after it was damaged.
The storm earlier caused significant damage to electrical networks in the north-east of Scotland. It impacted 135,000 properties.
Michael Marra, Labour North East Scotland MSP, raised the matter at Holyrood. He stated: “With more poor weather forecasts, it’s imperative that the situation be resolved as quickly as possible.”
He said to the Deputy First minister: “Storm Barra comes right after Storm Arwen, and many residents just saw their power restored following the storm damage.”
“Particular frustration and anger, in certain places, stems from the lack of communication between the government and energy suppliers.
Police Scotland declared that the main incident has been resolved on Wednesday afternoon. Superintendent Murray Main thanked all those involved for their commitment and worked around the clock to restore power.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Ritchie Johnson stated that with any major event, there is always something we can learn about how to respond and our resilience.
He said that “Getting homes and businesses connected, as well as ensuring the wellbeing of those most in need, have been our shared top priority over the past week.”