By Courtney Spamer – AccuWeather
Though spells of showers will continue across much of the United Kingdom this winter, the threat for windstorms will remain absent as the season progresses.
The last named windstorm was Frank, which blasted the U.K. just before New Year’s Eve. Storm Frank was the sixth named storm to hit the U.K. during the 2015-2016 winter season.
In the 20 days since, there have been no windstorms, a pattern which is likely to continue.
“Into the last few days of January, we will continue to see a remarkable lack of windstorms,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.
“While there will be some waves of wet weather into the end of the month, strong winds, for the most part, will not be a concern.”
The cause for the more tranquil weather is a strong high in the Arctic Circle and northern Atlantic Ocean that has been in place for most of January. In a normal winter, this area often has a weaker high or a low pressure, which facilitates stronger storms being ushered into the U.K.