Royal Wedding faces WASHOUT as 90mph WEATHERBOMB ready to tear across UK

PRINCESS Eugenie’s big day is facing a nightmare washout from a 90mph weatherbomb set to smash Britain within 24 hours.

Daily Star Online reported last night the savage storm is ripping across the Atlantic on a collision course with the UK.

Its hurricane-force gusts threaten to wreak carnage across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern and western England tomorrow.

But now the latest forecast models suggest the storm, set to be named Callum, could roar further inland – dragging Windsor Castle into its path.

The edge of the so-called weatherbomb could stretch over the Berkshire town on Friday morning as it churns its way north-east across the country.

“It is going to be very wet and windy on Friday ”

Met Office spokesman Richard Miles

Heavy downpours would then hit Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day at the castle – potentially drenching the bride and groom and their 850 guests.

The thousands of royal fans attending the big day could also face getting drenched as the ceremony at St George’s Chapel gets underway at 11am.

Near-40mph winds and 11C “feel like” temperatures threaten to wreak chaos on the day too.

And to make matters worse – the BBC weather forecast predicts the downpours will hit just one hour before the wedding starts.

Weatherbomb mapped, Eugenie and Jack, people holding umbrellasGETTY/WXCHARTS

A ROYAL WASHOUT? A weatherbomb could be heading for Windsor Castle
(Pic: GETTY/WXCHARTS)

Bookmakers Coral are confident of a Royal Wedding washout – placing odds of 4/5 on rain falling during the ceremony.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “An October wedding always runs the risk of inclement weather and with a wet October forecast.

“We make it odds on that the newlyweds will need an umbrella on their carriage ride through Windsor after tying the knot.”

The Met Office has issued a raft of severe weather warnings for much of the country tomorrow with almost a month’s rain threatening floods in parts.

A yellow warning for wind is in place across the Scottish Highlands; north-west England; Northern Ireland; south-west Scotland; the Lothian Borders and Strathclyde from the early hours of Friday until just before midnight.

Winds of between 50mph and 60mph are forecast widely within the warning area with gusts of more than 80mph possible in exposed parts.

A separate warning for torrential downpours is in place across north-west England; Wales; Yorkshire and the Humber where almost four inches of rain could fall in a matter of hours.

Met Office spokesman Richard Miles said: “We will be keeping an eye on this system, at the moment it is too early to say whether the warnings will be changed as we need to know the track and potential impact.

“But it is a low-pressure area we will be keeping a keen eye on.”

He added: “It is going to be very wet and windy on Friday and although the worst of the weather is expected to affect Scotland and the northwest it will be unsettled across the whole country.

“Even the far southeast which will hold on the warmer temperatures and more settled conditions will be gusty at times.”

A weatherbomb is when a storm enters a period of “explosive cyclogenesis” and its central pressure drops by 24 millibars or more over 24 hours.

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