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.
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 Looking ahead, she said conditions on Monday would be dry in general, with the odd shower in places , but still cold and windy .
Wind gusts from Storm Atiyah and Tuesday's 'weather bomb' will blow over 80mph tonight. As well as warnings for wind last night, new warnings are in place for Tuesday as another storm batters Britain. With its yellow warning for wind , which is in place for Monday morning, the Met Office said
Weather warnings remain in place for south-west and north-east regions owing to strong winds from Storm Atiyah.
And more strong gusts are forecast from a second storm expected to hit the country on Tuesday.
The south-west of England and Wales were buffered overnight by gales of up to 70mph after the storm swept in from Ireland, where it disrupted transport and power networks.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather alerts for up until 9am today for areas stretching from north-west Wales to the Isle of Wight, while a second yellow warning remains in place for England’s east coast from Norwich to Middlesbrough.
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The agency has warned that gusts of more than 70mph could cause power cuts and travel disruption . The graphic shows the strong storm on its approach to the UK as winds of more than 70mph are set to hammer the country overnight. A weather warning was previously in place for almost all of North Wales , however it has now been updated and only includes parts of Gwynedd . It is also coming into force earlier than previously expected, with the warning now in place from 6pm on Sunday until 9am on Monday. The Met Office has warned that the wind could cause po .
Wind gusts from Storm Atiyah and Tuesday's 'weather bomb' will blow over 80mph tonight. With its yellow warning for wind , which is in place tonight and into tomorrow morning, the Met Office said "any loose items" left outdoors should be secured as the storm slams into the UK.
STORM Atiyah is set to smash the UK on Sunday - bringing gusts of 80mph in the South-West and 50mph in the East. The Met Office have warned that Christmas With its yellow warning for wind , the Met Office said "any loose items" left outdoors should be secured before the storm slams into the UK.
The Met Office says delays are likely to road, rail, air and ferry transport, and that short-term loss of power is possible in some areas.
Western Power Distribution said it had experienced 26 high voltage faults in the south-west on Sunday and two in Wales, leading to 5,500 customers being cut off from power over the course of the day.
At Culdrose in Cornwall, the wind hit 70mph in the hour leading up to 9pm.
“The strong winds are pretty widespread,” said Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill. “It’s very windy in the west and south-west so that’s where we’re going to see the greatest impact unfortunately.”
In the south-west, Coastsafe, a partnership campaign aiming to improve coastline safety, urged people to be wary of tidal surges and debris being thrown over sea walls during the storm.
The M48 Severn Bridge introduced lane closures on Sunday due to increasing wind speeds.
Meanwhile, a second strong storm is expected to hit Britain on Tuesday, with wind gusts potentially reaching 100mph.
The Met Office has forecast England and Scotland will be “windy across all areas” with severe gales possible in the northwest.
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The Met Office said that Tuesday is likely to be wet and windy.The South West of England and Wales were hit with gales of up to 70mph over the weekend after Storm Atiyah first hit Ireland on Sunday.