MORE heavy rain and wind set to batter Britain within days as Met Office issues yellow warning with the whole country set to be soaked
More heavy rain and wind will hit the country over the next few days – with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for wind across most of the UK.
A jet stream from across the Atlantic could bring winds of 80mph next week and could pose a ‘danger to life’ in many parts of the country.
The forecaster has warned of strong wind from Wednesday morning until 7am on Thursday for 13 regions across Britain including south-west England, north-west and north-east England, and parts of Scotland.
Residents are advised to be prepared for ‘injuries and danger to life from flying debris’.
Inland areas are likely to be impacted by gusts of 50 to 60mph, while some Irish sea coasts will see 65 to 75mph.
The forecaster has warned of strong wind from Wednesday morning until 7am on Thursday for 13 regions across Britain
A car ploughs through deep surface water on the North Circular at Brent Cross in north London
A van drives through the flood waters after a night of heavy rain on September 21
They could even reach 80mph on the most exposed coasts and headlands, the Met Office said.
Power cuts are also possible while there is also a ‘slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs’.
Roads, rail, and airports could also be thrown into chaos with cancellations possible, while some roads and bridges are likely to close.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: ‘We are keeping a very close eye on things. We’ve got a very jet across the Atlantic and that’s the breeding ground for some potentially deep areas of low pressure.
‘It’s one we are keeping a very close eye on is this area as it moves towards the UK onto Wednesday, potentially quite a deep feature as it moves towards our neck of the woods.
‘We could potentially see some very heavy rain and also some very strong winds. Some uncertainty on this at this stage, so we are keeping a very close eye on it.
‘The main advice at the moment is to keep a very close eye on the forecast.’
The Met Office said ‘there is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts’.
The forecaster added: ‘A deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday.
‘There is some uncertainty on the precise track and depth of the low, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts to affect inland areas, perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north.
(Pictured: Waves batter beach huts at Castle Beach in Falmouth, England.) The yellow weather warning is in place for 21 hours and the Met Office says high winds could pose a ‘danger to life’
The wind catches the hair of an RNLI lifeguard as she puts out an offshore winds warning sign on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, England
‘Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.’
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: ‘There is a real possibility Storm Agnes could arrive. Strong winds and heavy rain could lead to disruption. The best advice is to stay up to date with forecasts.’
It comes just a week after Britain was battered by Hurricane Nigel with thunderstorms and heavy rain, just as the downpours brought by Hurricane Lee subsided.
London suffered its wettest day for two years last week as Hurricane Lee soaked many areas. The capital saw two inches of rain, with seven inches in the north-west of England.
And the wettest day for 50 years was recorded in parts of Devon, Met Office forecasters said.
The miserable weather comes in a month which has also seen an unprecedented heatwave in the early part of September, where temperatures reached 30C for seven consecutive days.
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