Storm Hannah To Batter Parts Of Britain This Weekend
After a glorious Bank Holiday weekend of sunshine, blue skies and beer gardens, things are about to get a whole lot soggier as Storm Hannah prepares to hit the UK.
According to forecasters, parts of the country will be battered by 70mph gales as well as hail this weekend - a stark contrast to the warmer climes we saw over Easter.
#StormHannah has been named by @MetEireann. The storm will bring severe gales to Ireland on Friday night, with strong winds also expected for southern parts of the UK pic.twitter.com/esuddjvNyP
- Met Office (@metoffice) April 25, 2019
A yellow weather warning, the lowest alert level, has been issued for south Wales as well as parts of south and southwest England from Friday night to Saturday afternoon.
The Met Office is warning that there could be travel delays across all modes of transport, and temperatures could even reach single figures.
Grahame Madge from the Met Office warned: "We're expecting gusts of between 60-70mph in parts of South Wales and the south coast where places face in the direction of the storm.
"Inland gusts are more likely to be between 45-50mph, which could bring hazards.
"Trees are in leaf at this time of the year, making them more vulnerable to falling.
"People should also be aware of boating on strong waves on the coast."
Ireland's equivalent to the Met Office, Met Eireann, has named the weather system as Storm Hannah.
Munster and Connacht in Ireland have been forecast very windy or stormy conditions.
Met Eireann has also issued an orange wind warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from Friday night until early Saturday morning.
The UK Met Office says that the storm will mostly affect Ireland, although warnings are still in place.
And runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday won't have to tackle gale force winds as the bad weather is expected to clear by then.
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