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Added : Thursday at 8:49

There is nothing unusual about the first gales of Autumn rattling in across the UK during September. In fact, meteorologists have a term for it "Equinoctial Gales". The trouble is, that there is in fact little evidence to show that gales normally occur around this time of the year for the UK despite the popular misconception.



You can see a rather deep area of low pressure coming in from the West on Sunday. The GFS ► then sends another low our way on Wednesday :-



And yet another on Friday :-



Usually, we would look at these and expect to see some sort of tropical influence. Whether they are remnants or contain remnants of tropical systems as the season reaches its peak during September, but in fact none of these systems contain any form of energy derived from Harvey, Irma, Jose et al.

They are quite simply mid latitude low pressure systems which are developing as a consequence of the Northern hemisphere cooling as we approach Winter.

In fact, from a synoptic situation all is normal. We have tropical systems which are keeping the Azores high locked in place, we have a decent Aleutian Low pressure system and cooler air pooling in the Labrador Strait.

So, if you see any talk of remnants of Irma, Jose, Katia or Harvey affecting the UK over the next week or so then you can chuckle to yourself and let them know that none of the systems have any remnants whatsoever, they are just normal mid latitude low pressure systems.

That said, it's gonna turn windy and remind us that Autumn is well and truly on the way for the UK.

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