UK weather: 'Danger to life' warning issued as 80mph Atlantic system charges towards Britain

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Strong winds are set to hit the UK

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 24/09/2023

- 16:01

The high speed winds could sweep over the UK on Wednesday

A “danger to life” weather warning has been issued with a powerful storm is set to charge towards the UK.

A weather expert has warned that the 80mph winds from the Atlantic system could sweep across the UK on September 27.

Meteorologist Phil Morrish said: “Heavy rain and gale force winds up to 80mph look set to hit the North West of the British Isles on Wednesday morning.

“These gusts are capable of causing structural damage, such as trees, roof tiles and fences."

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He added when speaking to the Daily Express: "A band of heavy rain will also sweep across the South with winds of up to 55mph likely for the midlands regions and the south of the UK."

If the storm develops as Morrish believes it will, then he thinks it will cause “significant problems around the UK”.

The storm has yet to be named officially by the Met Office.

The weather service however has placed a yellow weather warning over parts of the UK on Wednesday and Thursday.

For both days, wind will come in from southwest Ireland before reaching northern and western parts of the UK, with only London and the southeast being spared.

The office has issued warnings for 13 regions across the country.

They have warned that strong gales over the two days could result in “injuries and danger to life from flying debris”.

The affected regions include: Central Tayside and Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, South West England, Strathclyde, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber.

The Met Office posted the upcoming week’s forecast on social media.

Met office map

Yellow weather warnings are in place on Wednesday and Thursday

Met Office

It said: “Staying Autumnal with spells of wind and rain.

“However, there is a growing signal for a deep area of low pressure to develop as we move towards midweek, which may bring disruption to parts of the UK.”

Last week, Storm Nigel hit the UK and caused commuter havoc across the country.

A yellow weather warning was in place whilst parts of the UK suffered from flash flooding.

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