trong winds are set to batter London in a single day on Wednesday as Storm Agnes, the primary named storm of the season, sweeps throughout the nation.
However the capital continues to be set to be hit by sturdy winds, forecast to achieve a peak of about 33mph within the early hours of Thursday.
Issuing a yellow wind warning for almost all of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire, the Met Workplace stated sturdy winds introduced by Storm Agnes “might be considerably disruptive”, bringing “a small likelihood of accidents and hazard to life from flying particles”.
It stated there will even be a threat of injury to buildings, energy cuts, and disruption to cell phone protection.
It added: “Longer journey occasions are probably, or cancellations as street, rail, air and ferry companies are affected. Some roads and bridges are prone to shut”, it added, whereas warning giant waves in coastal areas might additionally pose a hazard to the general public.
The Met Workplace has additionally issued yellow rain warnings for areas of central and western Scotland, from 9pm on Wednesday to 6am on Thursday.
Met Workplace chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale stated: “Whereas the exact monitor and depth of Storm Agnes continues to be being decided, there’s a excessive chance of wind gusts round 50 to 60mph for some inland areas.
“Uncovered coastal areas might see gusts of 65-75mph with a small likelihood of some locations seeing round 80mph.
“In addition to some very sturdy winds for a lot of, Storm Agnes will even convey some heavy rain, with the very best totals extra probably in Scotland, northern England, Wales and Northern Eire.
“Round 60mm of rain is feasible in just a few locations over excessive floor in Scotland.”