‘Two storms’ brewing in Atlantic to smash UK with ’90mph winds’ as weather warning issued

BBC weather: Very strong winds and storms on the way

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Britons have been warned of the “damaging winds” which will hit Scotland the hardest on Wednesday as it is feared two storms will wreak weather carnage for millions. Speaking to the BBC, weather presenter Helen Willetts said the storm will also impact other areas of the country as Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice rolls in from the Atlantic Ocean.

The presenter warned: “Stormy weather is brewing out in the Atlantic.

“Two storms in fact will hit the UK this week, the first coming on Wednesday, Storm Dudley.

“And then Eunice on Friday, which looks set to affect a more widespread area.”

Temperatures however are “average for the time of year” despite the grim forecast. 

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Ms Willetts added there will be a “limited frost” overnight and into Wednesday morning in northern areas, before more rain is forecast to douse the rest of the UK.

But in a concerning warning she said how the “most lively winds” from Storm Dudley are expected from midnight until mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

She stressed the worst hit areas could be hammered by winds of up to “90 mph”.

The forecaster added: “The storm will lash many northern parts of the UK throughout the second part of Wednesday.

Met Office issues Yellow Weather Warning as high winds hit

“Likely some damage and disruption.”

While the Met Office have issued two weather warnings for wind, with one being amber and one being yellow, on Wednesday. The amber warning is in effect from 4pm to 11:59pm, while the yellow warning is in effect from 3pm to 6am on Thursday.

In their amber warning, the Met Office said: “Very strong westerly winds are expected to develop across southwest Scotland and northern parts of Northern Ireland later on Wednesday afternoon, extending eastward across southern Scotland and northern England during the evening.

“There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but inland gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, perhaps briefly up to 80 mph in a few places.”

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While they added: “Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts and hills for a time.”

Their yellow warning said: “After a windy day, westerly winds are expected to increase further later on Wednesday afternoon and evening across southern Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England, then parts of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia.

“There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but there is the potential for inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph in places.

“Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts of southwest Scotland for a brief time. The worst of the winds will ease through Thursday morning, though remaining generally windy during the day.”

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