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Rare Late-Spring Wind Storm for United Kingdom, Ireland Monday

In what is normally a calmer time of the year, a wind storm will move from the British Isles to France and Germany early in the new week.

A strengthening storm coming out of the northern Atlantic Ocean will move into Ireland and the United Kingdom early Monday. Through the middle of the day on Tuesday, the storm will bring gusty winds that are atypical of this time of year.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said, "A storm of this magnitude is pretty rare for this time of year and is more typical during the winter months."

Instead, this storm will bring gusting winds to Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland as the spring season wraps up.

The strongest wind gusts are likely along the western- and southern-facing coasts of Ireland, Wales and England Monday and Tuesday. Some of these gusts could reach 95 km/h (60 mph).

However, even farther inland, more widespread wind gusts of 65 km/h (40 mph) are also possible, including in the major cities of Dublin, Manchester and London.

In addition to the blustery winds, some heavier rain is also possible. As the storm moves from west to east, the heaviest rain is expected along the western coasts of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as coastal locations of Wales and western England. Rainfall up to 25 mm (1 inch) is expected in these locations, but locally heavier amounts near 50 mm (2 inches) possible, mainly along the western coastlines of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As the week progresses, a cold front looks to develop from this system, bringing France, Belgium and Germany some gusty storms, with gusts up to 65 km/h (40 mph). Strongest storms look to pass through Paris and Brussels Monday night but will affect Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin through Tuesday.

Normally this time of year, with the quieter pattern, the bigger concern across the United Kingdom and western Europe becomes building heat during the start of summer.

"From June to August, we are more worried about record heat," Richards said.

Behind the windstorm at the beginning of the week, high pressure moves into Spain, stretching dry weather and warmth through France, England and Germany through the end of the week.