HURRICANE Lorenzo is fast approaching and it’s not long before the UK will be battered by torrential rain.
But when is the storm expected to hit us and what time? Here’s the latest.
Hurricane Lorenzo is set to unleash 65mph winds and torrential rain tomorrow[/caption]
What time will Hurricane Lorenzo hit the UK?
Hurricane Lorenzo is set to unleash 65mph winds and torrential rain tomorrow.
The Met Office’s latest UK weather forecast says it will be dry and bright today and early tomorrow – but ‘severe’ weather warnings have been issued as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo hit tomorrow night.
Hurricane Lorenzo is currently in the Western Azores with sustained winds of up to 90mph.The storm will be downgraded to strong extratropical cyclone and the earliest it will hit the UK is on Thursday morning as it still forecasted to batter Northern Ireland.The Met Office has issued ‘severe’ yellow weather warnings for wind in Northern Ireland tomorrow and South West England and Wales on Friday.
Throughout the day and into early Friday morning, the storm but will also cause swells in coastal areas.The National Hurricane Center in Miami has warned the swells can “produce life-threatening surf and rip currents”.The remnants of the storm will batter Wales before moving into the Midlands and continuing east across England.Brits can expect tropical-storm-force winds of 65mph.
The tail-end of Hurricane Lorenzo is then expected to give Britain a kicking from Thursday afternoon onwards.
It will spread up from the south and west, covering most of the UK by around 10pm.
The Breeze Cafe in Bosham, West Sussex, gets swamped by heavy rain yesterday as flooding plagues Britain[/caption]
What’s the weather forecast?
For many this morning was chilly as temperatures fell well into the single digits and in some parts as low as -2.2C.
The Environment Agency has issued 140 flood alerts and another 31 serious flood warnings – before Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Britain tomorrow.
Almost no area of England is safe as recent rain and tidal swells see river banks burst and coastal regions battered.
Continued flash floods are also expected to cause misery – with water levels struggling to go down despite a relatively dry day for many today.
But the respite from the rain will be short-lived – as the remnants of ex-Hurricane Lorenzo will see torrential rain and gale-force winds showers hit the UK.
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What has the Met Office said?
Aidan McGivern, a Met Office meteorologist, said: “Compared to the recent grey, wet starts that many places have seen it’s going to be a largely sunny start and a fine day to come.
“And for Thursday as well as for much of the day it will be fine, but later on Thursday it will turn wet and windy and it is because of Hurricane Lorenzo.”
Mr McGivern added that much of central and southern Scotland will see sunshine to begin the day.
He said: “Thicker cloud will form further north with some showers brought in and cool northerly breeze.
“And that northerly breeze means it is going to be a fresh and chilly start. In some places there were some low single figures in parts of the countryside and a touch of air frost.
“There is plenty of sunshine from the central belt and into northern England and in the East Midlands, East Anglia and the South West.
“In parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and South West Scotland showers will continue to tumble in through the North of Scotland and the North Sea coast.”
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for wind in Northern Ireland tomorrow and South West England and Wales on Friday.