The severe weather warning is in place from the early morning on Thursday until 3pm across Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-west and north-east England.
It reads: “A spell of very windy weather is expected on Thursday with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour likely.
“There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”
The weather body is warning Britons to prepare for the worst and insisted there is a chance of some damage to buildings such as tiles blown from the roof and that power cuts may occur, with the potential of disrupting mobile phone coverage.
There is a slight chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, properties and flying debris.
Meteorologist Aidan McGivern noted the storm coming from “an Atlantic low pressure system” is something the nation has not seen in awhile.
He said: “As it pushes into the northwest of the UK it deepens and its deepening introduces a little bit of uncertainty as we start off Thursday.
“The winds and the rain will sweep their way across the country during the course of Thursday.”
Mr Givern went on: “50 to 60 miles per hour perhaps, locally 70 miles per hour gusts perhaps.
“Something we have not experienced in a while.”
However, Wednesday is set to be a day of calm before the dangerous Atlantic storm, according to the Met Office forecaster.
He said: “Wednesday will start with a few mist patches but that for many will be a sunny start.
“And plenty of fine weather continues well into the afternoon.
“We could use a few showers across the Midlands into parts of the south west of England as well, but for most is a dry afternoon.”
Temperatures in eastern areas will stay mild, ranging from 20 to 24 degrees Celsius but winds will start picking up towards western regions, lowering the climate.
Outbreaks of rain will start in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern England and Wales by the end of Wednesday night and will stay persistent.
The Met Office forecaster also warned about “wind picking up during the night as well” ahead of the Atlantic storm.
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