Storm Evert LIVE: Holidaymakers are being urged to “pack up and go home” as torrential rain pelts them.
STORM EVERT is expected to hit Britain with 75 mph winds for the remainder of the week, according to the Met Office, which has issued a number of severe weather warnings.
Storm Evert has been dubbed by the forecaster as the latest unfavorable weather system, which will bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain” to wide parts of the country in the coming days. “#StormEvert has been named and is anticipated to bring unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain to southern portions of the UK later today and into Friday,” the Met Office tweeted. From 8 p.m. on Thursday to 12 p.m. on Friday, a yellow weather warning is in effect for much of southwest England and parts of Wales.
“The wind will become worse before it gets better,” warned Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates.
“On the Isles of Scilly, the maximum wind gust is 45 knots, or 52 mph.
“In coastal parts of west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 60 mph is possible.
“There is a chance of witnessing something a little stronger between midnight to 3 a.m., when, according to the amber warning, gusts of up to 75 mph are possible in one or two very exposed coastal places, primarily in Cornwall.”
A more severe amber wind warning is in effect for areas of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which will go into effect from 9 p.m. tonight and run until 7 a.m. Friday.
“Storm Evert will bring a swath of extremely strong winds into the Isles of Scilly later Thursday evening, with coastal gales and severe gales moving into Cornwall during the early hours of Friday,” according to the warning.
“Gusts of 55 to 65 mph are expected in coastal areas, with the risk of gusts exceeding 75 mph in Cornwall’s most exposed coastal locations.
“On Friday morning, the winds will calm down. At times, severe winds will be accompanied by showery rain, some of which will be heavy.”
The yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been lifted from Nottingham to Norwich and north to Hull.
After a rough day of strong winds and heavy showers, storm Evert has been driven eastward to mainland Europe.
Storm Evert will leave a soggy trail in its wake. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”