Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Storm Angus could be heading for Thurrock

COASTAL areas in south-east England are set to be hit by 80mph winds in the first named storm of the season.
The Met Office has issued an amber “be prepared” warning before Storm Angus reaches the coast from Bournemouth to Dover overnight.

A yellow “be aware” warning for winds up to 55mph and heavy rain has been issued for a larger area of the south and east of England, including London.

Forecasters are warning of possible localising flooding.

With 1.6in (40mm) of rainfall expected in some areas, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said there could be floods, if drains become blocked with leaves blown off by high winds.

“It is the first storm of the season, coming quite late at this time in November,” said Mr Partridge. “This will be a bit of a shock to the system for most people in terms of wind and rainfall.

“Any weak branches are likely to come down in the first storm.”

Storm Angus is expected to reach the south-west of England at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday night, moving north-eastwards across the coast and up to East Anglia by Sunday morning.

Mr Partridge said the storm is expected to move off quickly into the North Sea around midday on Sunday, leaving the rest of the day dry with sunny spells.

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