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A Windy Week In London, Dublin

After just seeing some wind and rain over the weekend, especially over Scotland and Ireland which saw wind gusts of over 50 mph in spots, there will be some chances for more strong wind gusts over the same areas over the next week.

Ireland and Scotland are likely to see some stronger winds with a front moving in later Tuesday into Tuesday night, but for the most part, those winds will likely stay offshore and not move inland. The areas most affected by the system Tuesday night are likely just northern Ireland through western Scotland.

The next storm system for northern Europe is right on its heels as the next chance for strong winds and rain will be on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Some of the same areas will be affected by this next system, but this looks to be much windier.

Winds gusts of up to 40 mph could get into Wales and southern England, with wind gusts of up to 30-40 mph even possible for London. The gusts closer to the storm center will be over 50 mph.

This storm Wednesday could bring wind gusts to near 70 mph for coastal locations in northern and western Ireland through western Scotland. Some of the worst damage is possible in Scotland and northern Ireland, but these stronger winds could even bring some localized damage to near London and Dublin.

Rainfall could be on the order of 5-10 cms (2-4 inches) for late Tuesday into Wednesday. This, combined with the winds, could bring down some trees and power lines.

The next storm in this series is likely to move in on Friday with some more rainfall and stronger winds. This storm is likely to affect not only the U.K. and Ireland, but could push stronger winds and rainfall into France and as far east as Denmark.

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This pattern does not look to break, as several other storms are possible through Christmas.

Though windstorms like this are common for northern Europe in the winter months, these are after a very strong, early season storm that brought strong winds in late October and a series of storms in early December that normally occur in January and February.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert