Met Office weather forecast: Are there any more storms incoming? When is the next one? | Weather | News

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Storm Ali recently cast its devastating winds over the UK and Ireland, descending with hurricane force winds of 80mph and pelting with rain.

A woman who was killed when the caravan she was staying in plunged over a cliff in Ireland after heavy winds battered the area of County Galway’s recently been named as Elvira Ferraii.

Apparently, Ms Ferraii had been staying at the Clifden ecoBeach Camping and Caravan Park when the extreme winds took her caravan over the edge and onto a beach below.

The rest of Ireland felt the impact too, as power was out for half a million people – but now a new storm is approaching.

Which storm is coming next?

Currently, there are a number of weather warnings live on the Met Office website, suggesting there are severe conditions head.

While most of these conditions are unassociated with any named storms, the Met Office has recently revealed a second named storm is to brace the west coast soon.

Now named Storm Branagh, there is a yellow weather warnings associated with the oncoming system.

From 6pm tonight to Friday September 21, Storm Ali will make landfall with heavy winds thoughout the south of the country.

Storm Bronagh isn’t expected to be quite as powerful as Ali, which whipped up winds of 80mph, but will still be dangerous.

Bronagh will slam the UK with winds pushing 50mph, mainly around the coast and some inland spots.

There will also be some heavy rains but the warnings now in place warn of potential threat to life.

A yellow warning for wind tonight heralds Branagh’s arrival, which could see all of England receive heavy winds.

The yellow warning has been administered for the east Midlands, east of England, London & south east England, north east England, north west England, south west England, Wales, the west Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Although the strongest winds are expected to occur as Storm Bronagh moves offshore into the North Sea, there is a low likelihood of damaging winds in places through this evening and overnight with possible could impacts to people travelling in England and Wales.

However the strongest winds are most likely along the north east coast of England in the early hours of the morning.”

Despite storm Ali easing off, there is a larger portion of the country likely to receive winds this time, and the weather warnings have said there could be widespread difficulties.

Power cuts and limited building damage is possible as Bronagh sets in, and those on the coast are most in danger from large waves which could batter the country.

Highways England has issued some advice for the impending storm.

Highways England’s Head of Road Safety, Richard Leonard, said: “We’re encouraging drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys.

“If you do intend to travel, then plan your journey and take extra care, allowing more time for your journey.

“In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

“Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind which can affect handling and braking, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.”

2018-09-20 15:11:30

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