Storm Francis NAMED in Met Office warns as gusts of 70 mph will rush to UK from TOMORROW | Weather | News


The Met Office has updated current weather warnings as “Stronger gusts are expected with a potential for medium impacts”. The Met Office also named Britain’s next storm, Storm Francis.

Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “The UK is on the verge of another period of rain and wind unusually for the season with the arrival of Storm Francis on Tuesday.“There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK.

“A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly. So please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecasts. ”

Although yellow rain and wind warnings have been issued currently, they could turn into more severe warnings in the coming days.

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey told “Definitely worth keeping an eye out for warnings… as this low pressure system draws closer I would definitely keep an eye out on these warnings.

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“There may be area or color adjustments. ”

The Met Office placed most of England and Wales under a yellow wind warning on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Met Office warns that Storm Francis “will bring very strong winds causing disruption to movement and power supplies as well as potential damage to trees.”

The warning reads: ‘A wave of very strong winds is likely to develop in the south-west of England and Wales later Tuesday morning, before spreading eastward into other parts of England and Wales in the afternoon and evening, emerging into the North Sea on Wednesday. Morning.

The Met Office also warns of travel disruptions on all networks, power outages, and bridge and road closures.

In addition, the Met Office warns that “personal injury and danger to life could occur from the throwing of large waves and beach equipment onto waterfronts, coastal roads and properties.”

The Met Office has also issued a yellow rain warning in Northern Ireland and parts of southern and eastern Scotland, and another in parts of northern England.

Rainfall warnings are in place from midnight Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The Met Office is warning that Northern Ireland could see up to 90mm (3.5 inches) of precipitation.

The Met Office warning for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland reads: “Storm Francis will bring another period of very wet and windy weather on Tuesday and early Wednesday.

“Total rainfall accumulations are expected to reach 20-40mm across the area, with up to 60-90mm for parts of Northern Ireland and southwestern Scotland,” especially on heights.

“Strong easterly to northeast winds are also expected to develop, with gusts of 50 mph affecting exposed coasts and hills.

Storm Francis is the last named storm of the 2019/2020 season.

The names of the storms are compiled annually by the Met Office, Met Éireann and the Dutch meteorological agency KNMI.

Before Storm Francis, Storm Ellen was the last storm to hit the UK.

Storm Ellen was nominated by Met Éireann on August 18, and her impacts were felt in UK / Ireland from August 19-20.


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