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UK To Be Hit By Worst Weather Since Storm Hannah This Weekend, Expert Warns

UK To Be Hit By Worst Weather Since Storm Hannah This Weekend, Expert Warns

Experts are warning that Britain could be set to witness the worst weather since Storm Hannah this weekend.

The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning, with gales expected to reach 50mph and storms set to sweep across England and Scotland, with potential flooding.

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For Friday, a warning has been put in place for wind in the South-West of England, running from 3pm until midnight. A warning for heavy rain has also been issued for England and Scotland, lasting the whole day.

Things aren't expected to improve on Saturday either, with meteorologists warning of thunderstorms north of the border and strong winds across England.

People living in central and southern England have been warned to prepare for delays at airports as a result.

Thunderstorms are expected to persist across Scotland, with a risk of flooding and damage to homes and businesses.

The Met Office as warned of the potential risk of heavy rain and flooding this weekend. Credit: PA
The Met Office as warned of the potential risk of heavy rain and flooding this weekend. Credit: PA
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Speaking to The Sun, Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: "In terms of the combination of strong winds and heavy rain, it would be fair to say that the next few days will see some of the worst weather conditions since Storm Hannah in April, mainly because of the wind.

"Although it has not been as windy since, there have been a lot of rain and flooding events, mainly brought about by intense thundery downpours."

Mr Petagna has also warned that temperatures are set to plummet over the coming days.

He added: "The wet and windy weather will start to set in on Thursday evening with wet weather pushing north-west through the night and into Friday.

"Our main concern on Friday will be the rain - we could see one or two inches in a few hours by the end of Friday. We are also expecting thundery outbreaks and there could be hail in the mix as well.

One expert says it could be the worst weather since Storm Hannah. Credit: PA
One expert says it could be the worst weather since Storm Hannah. Credit: PA

"Winds will pick up during Friday and by the evening we could see gales towards the south-west coast with gusts of 50mph possible inland in parts.

"Saturday is going to be a very showery day and it is important to point out that with trees in full leaf and people on holiday at this time of year, the impacts could be more significant as a result.

"The low pressure tracks away through the weekend but we are still expecting a lot of rain as we catch its tail end into the start of next week."

And while the storm has not yet been officially named, if it does strike the Met Office has confirmed it will be called Idris.

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Topics: News, Met Office, Weather, uk news, Interesting

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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