UK Weather: Hurricane Alex brings heavy rains and winds this weekend

UK Weather: Hurricane Alex brings heavy rains and winds this weekend

This will be a bad weekend for many (Photo: LNP / Backgrid)

The UK is bound to be at risk of heavy rains, strong gale and flooding as Storm Alex brings in a week of tragic weather.

Winds of up to 65mph can be seen in some parts of the UK as there will be cold and strong winds after the French storm.

The meteorological department has warned that the south coast of England will be most affected, while others are at risk of flooding.

Autumn will begin when Alex – nominated by Meteo-France – arrives from the continent today.

A yellow wind and rain warning continues for the day in many parts of southern England, with risks spreading from Cornwall to the Kent coast and travel delays.

Steve Ramsdale, chief meteorologist at the Meteorological Department, described the forecast as a “bad weekend for the working week” and said that between 60 and 65 meters per hour on the coast before another group of wet weather arrives in large parts of the country. Gayle warned.

Mr Ramsdale added: “As the strong winds and rain associated with Hurricane Alex move away from the UK on Friday, another low pressure system is moving from the east to the UK and heavy rains and strong winds for many over the weekend. Are coming. ‘

The rains have already disturbed commuters and hampered the condition of the roads. The Devon and Cornwall Rhodes policing team tweeted a photo of a car in Redruth that crashed in deceptive weather.

‘Please adjust your driving style for the weather. A vehicle has already lost control and hit an obstacle. It is better not to arrive late, ‘said the team.

A car lost control on wet roads in Redruth, Cornwall this morning (Photo: ODDRPT)
A rat fights with her umbrella in the rain on Notting Hill in London this morning (Photo: LNP)
Heavy waves break new flood defenses in Devils, Devon, as Hurricane Alex crosss wind and rain from France (Photo: Backgrid)
Hurricane Alex – which is currently hovering over France – will see the UK rocked by wind and rain (Photo: Meteorological Office)

Second yellow rain warnings include Wales, mostly central and southern England, and the east coast of Scotland from 3am on Saturday to 6pm on Sunday.

More than 100 millimeters of rain is expected in Wales, south-west England and parts of eastern Scotland during this period, with the Meteorological Department predicting flooding and landslides as well as severe driving conditions. .

His concern was echoed by the Environment Agency, which said: “Heavy rains on Friday will bring flooding in the south of England and the possibility of some river flooding.”

‘More widespread and continuous heavy rains in many parts of England are expected to cause river and surface flooding over the weekend.

“We urge people to stay away from swollen rivers and not drive despite flood waters. It is often deeper than we see and just 30 centimeters of running water is enough to make your car swim.”

Winds are expected to reach 65mph today (Photo: LNP)

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