Be prepared: Storm Angus is on its way

Storm Angus is expected to bring a period of very strong winds and heavy rain to much of Southeast England overnight tonight and through Sunday morning.

This may lead to disruption to travel services, interruptions to power supplies and some damage to buildings and trees as well as localised surface water flooding.

For the rest of Saturday:

Staying largely dry with bright or sunny spells away from coastal areas through daylight hours today.

However, heavy showers will increasingly affect the south coast this afternoon, with rain and showers spreading inland through the evening, along with strengthening winds.

Sunday:

Winds will continue to strengthen during the early hours of Sunday morning, heralding a period of gales and heavy rain.

This will become the first named storm of the season “Angus” with southerly then south-westerly storm force winds likely to develop over the English Channel, particularly affecting the Isle of Wight and southern coastal districts of Sussex and Kent bringing the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph.

Very squally showers are also expected with isolated gusts of 70-75 mph also possible further inland within the Amber Warning area.

These conditions may lead to disruption to travel services, interruptions to power supplies and some damage to buildings and trees.

The strong winds will also be accompanied by a period of heavy rain, with 20-30 mm falling widely and perhaps 40 mm in a few places within a 6-9 hour period.

This brings an additional risk of localised surface water flooding.

Conditions are expected to improve from the west during the late morning and early afternoon.

The Met Office have issued an amber wind warning (Medium Likelihood of Medium Impacts) to highlight the potential for impacts from storm force winds during tomorrow morning.

 

Be prepared: Storm Angus is on its way was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 by Thom Morris