UK weather warnings: TWO storms crash into Britain with hurricane force winds as Atlantic jet stream sparks urgent alert

Jet stream map UK

Storm Debi has developed because of a very strong jet stream crossing the Atlantic

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 13/11/2023

- 08:34

Updated: 13/11/2023

- 08:41

Storm Debi hit the UK this morning, with a second storm due in just days

Britain will be battered by violent winds and heavy rainfall this week, as Storm Debi is set to hit today and another storm brews in its wake.

Two amber wind warnings are already in place for southeast Northern Ireland and northwest England.

A strong jet stream from the Atlantic has sparked warning of hurricane force winds of 80mph winds for coastal locations today.

The bad weather is expected to continue as the week progresses, with another storm brewing.

Speaking to GB News, meteorologist Jim Dale said another storm is expected to hit on Thursday, though it has yet to be named and its scope is unclear.

Ahead of Storm Debi’s arrival today, the Met Office issued yellow alerts for rain, which are predicted to affect road, rail, air and ferry services.

Matthew Lehnert, a chief Meteorologist with the Met Office, said: “Storm Debi has developed rapidly overnight and will bring impacts across parts of the UK today. Because of the particular risk of impacts to parts of County Armagh and County Down this morning and parts of northwest England through much of the day we have issued two amber wind warnings.”

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