UK News Storm Evert path tracker: Latest UK weather forecast map, Met Office warnings and where the storm will hit
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, with Met Office weather warning in place in the South West and southern Wales.
The storm is set to bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”, with damage to buildings possible.
“Storm Evert will bring very strong winds to south-west England, perhaps causing damage to infrastructure and leading to travel disruption,” the Met Office said.
An amber warning for wind is in place for Cornwall on Thursday, with a yellow warning covering parts of Devon, Somerset and south Wales.
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On Friday, the yellow warning will stretch to include the whole south coast, as well as coastal parts of East Anglia.
Storm Evert map
For amber areas, the Met Office says to expect:
- Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs. There may also be some fallen trees and damage to temporary outdoor structures is probable
- Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
- Some roads and bridges likely to close
- There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life
- Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
For yellow areas, you can expect:
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- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen. There may also be some fallen trees and damage to temporary outdoor structures is possible
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
The Met Office said: “Storm Evert will bring a spell of windy weather with coastal gales into southern parts of England and Wales during Thursday evening onwards through the night into Friday morning.
“Gusts of 45 to 55mph are expected quite widely with a chance of gusts of 60 to 65mph in the most exposed coastal spots.
“Parts of Cornwall and Wales will see the highest gusts. Winds will then ease from the west during Friday morning. Showery rain will accompany these high winds at times, some of this rain heavy.”
The storm will subside in time for the weekend, when southern parts can expect sunshine and showers. It will be drier up north, with temperatures around or just below average.
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