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UK News UK braced for wet and windy weather as Storm Atiyah sweeps in

20:45  07 december  2019
20:45  07 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Met Office names first storm of the season as Wales under threat from 70mph winds

  Met Office names first storm of the season as Wales under threat from 70mph winds Storm Atiyah will threaten much of the western UK this weekendStorm Atiyah was declared by Met Eireann, in partnership with the Met Office, on Friday afternoon as damaging winds of up to 80 mph threaten to hammer the Irish coasts.

a woman walking down a street holding an umbrella: (PA) © Andrew Matthews (PA)

Strong winds are set to strike the UK later this weekend as Storm Atiyah sweeps into the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for severe gales for west Wales and south west England from 3pm on Sunday through to 9am on Monday.

Storm Atiyah, named by the Irish meteorological service Met Eireann, is expected to move from west to east during this period.

The area of low pressure, the first named storm of the season, could bring winds of 50-60 mph inland and up to 70 mph on the coast, the Met Office said.

Met Office Storm Atiyah latest: This is what to expect as Wales is set to be battered by 70mph winds

  Met Office Storm Atiyah latest: This is what to expect as Wales is set to be battered by 70mph winds Severe gales will pummel the British Isles from Sunday into MondayThe area of low pressure, named Atiyah by Met Eireann on Friday, is set to move west to east across the UK through the latter part of Sunday and overnight into Monday.

Areas outside the warning area could still see winds of between 40 and 50 mph.

A separate Met Office yellow warning for western Scotland said heavy rain may cause some transport disruption until midnight on Saturday.

Sophie Yeomans, a Met Office meteorologist, warned that strong winds on Sunday could trigger delays on the roads and rail disruption.

She urged the public to “take care around the coast” due to large swells possibly being whipped up.

Ms Yeomans added: “Christmas markets with loose items, loose structures, it’s one of those to check is everything secure – your Christmas lights, inflatable Santas.”

“Make sure that you’re aware of those wind warnings,” she added.

She explained that the windy conditions would be worse on the Irish coast.

The Met Office previously said that strong winds are also expected for western parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland, with gusts of up to 57mph overnight.

The low-pressure is expected to move to the east coast of north England and Scotland in the early hours of Monday morning with gusts up to 55mph.

Ms Yeomans warned residents along the east coast of England to be wary of large waves on Monday.

Looking ahead, she said conditions on Monday would be dry in general, with the odd shower in places, but still cold and windy.

While it was too early to be certain, she explained Tuesday was expected to usher in another wet and windy spell mid-week.

Nail-biting moment a massive Airbus A380 pulls off an incredible landing in fierce Storm Atiyah .
Watch the video of the spectacular landingA video clip captures the dramatic moment the Airbus A380 was rocking side to side while the pilot was trying to land in the gusts of wind.

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