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UK News Storm Jorge hits UK with another rain deluge and 60mph winds

06:15  29 february  2020
06:15  29 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Storm Jorge: Winds of up to 70mph and rain to hit this weekend

  Storm Jorge: Winds of up to 70mph and rain to hit this weekend Parts of the UK already experiencing flooding will be hit by more strong winds and heavy rain as Storm Jorge moves in over the weekend. © Other Storm Jorge will hit this weekend Winds of up to 70mph will hit coastal areas and rain of up to 80-100mm could fall on already flooded areas.The warnings for wind are between midday Saturday and midday Sunday.The Met Office has issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England, where rain will be heaviest and we could see 60-80mm possible over the highest ground.

STORM JORGE is set to batter Britain this weekend with 75 mph winds and heavy rainfall causing “On Friday a band of rain associated with Storm Jorge will move across the UK - we have issued “South-westerly winds will strengthen through Saturday morning and it’ll turn widely windy except for

STORM Jorge will hit Britain with 70 mph winds in the THIRD storm this month, as more flooding is Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 60 to 80mm of rain today as Storm Jorge Mr Gundersen said: "This weekend we'll see another named Storm bring strong winds to parts of the

Heavy rain, winds of up to 60mph and snow will hit the UK today as Storm Jorge brings another day of wild weather.

Communities still dealing with floodwater are set to get another deluge, with Met Office yellow weather warnings in place for much of the country.

The South West, Northern Ireland, northwest England and South Wales will get the worst of the rain overnight into Saturday - but forecasters say it should clear up during the morning.

Storm Jorge to hit Wales this weekend with 70mph winds

  Storm Jorge to hit Wales this weekend with 70mph winds The storm is likely to cause travel delays and large wavesBeginning on Saturday, an area of low pressure, named Jorge by the Spanish Meteorological Service, is to move across the UK.

Flood- hit communities are bracing for further damage, with Storm Jorge forecast to bring heavy rain and strong winds across the UK over the weekend. Strong winds are forecast for much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Saturday, reaching 70mph in coastal areas and up to 60 mph inland.

STORM Jorge will batter Britain with 70 mph winds and more torrential rain as parts of the country remain underwater in horror floods. Rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England have been issued, with 60-80mm possible over the highest ground. The Met Office's rainfall statistics date

"It's going to be quite lively with some heavy rain and strong winds," said the Met Office's Emma Salter.

a person standing in front of a brick building: Neighbours chat after the River Severn burst its banks this week © Getty Neighbours chat after the River Severn burst its banks this week

"It's going to be a really wet start to the day."

There are still 70 flood warnings - meaning immediate action is required - in force across England, as well as 197 less severe flood alerts.

In East Yorkshire, the local council said four tonnes of sandbags were laid overnight in the village of East Cowick to divert water.

In nearby Lidgate 60 houses were said to be at risk of flooding and people were being evacuated after the River Aire burst its banks.

However, in Ironbridge in Shropshire - one of the worst-affected towns - the "danger to life" warning has been downgraded.

Storm Jorge path: how weather in the UK and Ireland could be affected by the storm, and latest forecast

  Storm Jorge path: how weather in the UK and Ireland could be affected by the storm, and latest forecast A new storm is here to wash away your weekend plansA number of weather warnings have been put in place around the UK, as high speed winds and powerful rains are forecast.

Storm Jorge to devastate flood- hit UK with torrential downpours. The windy weather will smash Britain just days after several parts of the country has been hit by snow on Thursday. Rain will clear eastwards on Saturday to brighter, showery conditions and there will be more rain in places on Sunday.

Storm Jorge : Winds of up to 70mph and rain to hit this weekend. The UK and Ireland are in for another weekend Water-ravaged Britain braces for another deluge as Storm Jorge hits . Storm Jorge is expected to unleash more heavy rain on the UK 's already flood- hit communities and bring

a boat sitting on top of a building: The Environment Agency put up temporary flood barriers in Ironbridge © PA The Environment Agency put up temporary flood barriers in Ironbridge

The Environment Agency manager for the area, Dave Throup, praised the "herculean efforts" of teams along the River Severn.

Storm Jorge will also bring strong winds, with the Met Office saying they will move northeast across a large swathe of the UK on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Gusts could reach 60mph on higher ground and whip up large waves on the coast.

The third prong in the this weekend's weather is snow - it's forecast on higher parts of southern Scotland and the Highlands, where people have been warned to prepare for travel disruption.

Large waves hit the promenade in Folkestone on Friday - and the wind could whip up more this weekend © PA Large waves hit the promenade in Folkestone on Friday - and the wind could whip up more this weekend "There is a small chance that vehicles and passengers could become stranded on the higher trunk routes north of the Central Belt of Scotland," said the Met Office.

The snow warning is in place from Saturday afternoon until Monday lunchtime.

Jorge is the third named storm in recent weeks, after Ciara and Dennis.

This month has already seen the second-wettest February on record, with 179.3mm falling by 25 February.

Some areas have been deluged by a month's rain in 24 hours this month and this weekend's fresh batch of rain could break the February all-time record of 193.4mm, which was set in 1990.

Flood warnings remain as snow expected over parts of UK .
Hundreds of flood warnings and alerts remain in force as emergency teams gear up for high water levels on the River Severn following the wettest February on record. © Getty Local people go door to door using a boat collecting belongings and helping residents in the rising floodwaters in East Cowick, East Yorkshire The Met Office also issued a yellow warning for snow over higher parts of Scotland from 3pm until midnight, with travel disruption likely.

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