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Caution: Storm Brian is heading south

Met office has issued a ‘yellow warning’ as Storm Brian is likely to cause flooding in southern parts of UK on Saturday.

‘A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected’ which could lead to transport disruption causing delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible.


Environment Agency tweeted: “We’re monitoring the south coast for potential effects of an incoming storm. Stay #floodaware”.

After storm Aileen, this is the second named storm to hit the UK this season.

Met’s Chief Forecaster Dan Suri’s assessment said: “Gusts between 45 and 55 mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph along exposed coastal areas.

“These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions in coastal parts.”


Environment Agency warning

Alison Baptiste, National flood duty manager for the Environment Agency, said: “We urge people to stay safe along the coast and warn against putting yourself in unnecessary danger by taking ‘storm selfies’ or driving through flood water – just 30cm is enough to move your car.”

RAC spokesman Pete Williams said: “Drivers encountering high winds are advised to reduce their speed, ensure they hold the steering wheel firmly and be prepared for sudden gusts, debris and even fallen branches in the road.





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