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Amber warning
Wind
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Updated:

Reason for update

The warning has been updated to include more of the northeast of England and slightly delay the end time. The likelihood of impacts has also been increased to high.

Headline

Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75 mph inland.

What to expect

  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
  • Some damage to buildings is likely, such as tiles blown from roofs or damage through falling trees and branches breaking
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services affected with some roads and bridges closed
  • Power cuts with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Grampian
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Ireland
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
North East England
  • Durham
  • Northumberland
North West England
  • Cumbria
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Further details

Storm Ali will bring a spell of very strong winds to Northern Ireland from on Wednesday morning, these moving across the far far north of England and across central and southern Scotland by late morning. Strong winds will be accompanied by heavy and squally showers. Some areas, perhaps most likely the northwest of Northern Ireland, parts of southern Scotland and the far northeast of England as well as exposed coasts and high ground, could see gusts of 80 mph at times. Winds will ease from the west through the afternoon.

Warning impact matrix

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Yellow warning
Wind
between and

Updated:

Reason for update

This storm has now been named Storm Ali.

Headline

Storm Ali will bring a spell of very windy weather with gusts of 50-60 mph possible inland.

What to expect

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blown from roofs. Falling trees or branches are possible
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris
  • Some roads and bridges may close
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Grampian
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Orkney & Shetland
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Wales
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
North West England
  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone
Orkney & Shetland
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Wales
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire

Further details

Strong winds affecting parts of Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through the morning and then extend across many parts of Scotland and northern England and northwest Wales. For some exposed areas, in particular parts of western Scotland, gusts could reach in excess of 75 mph in places. There is also an Amber warning for Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland and the far northwest of England. The gusty winds will be accompanied in places by heavy, squally showers, making driving conditions difficult. The winds will gradually ease later on Wednesday, firstly across Northern Ireland, northwest Wales and northern England and then across Scotland.

Warning impact matrix

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Yellow warning
Rain
between and

Created:

10:57 on Tue 18 Sep 2018 BST

Headline

An area of persistent and heavy rain is expected to develop across Wales and northwest England.

What to expect

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely
  • Flooding of a few homes and business is likely
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Wales
  • Yorkshire & Humber
North East England
  • Durham
North West England
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
Wales
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

Further details

An area of rain is expected to move northeast across many parts of the UK on Thursday. Rain is likely to be most persistent and heaviest across parts of Wales and northwest England. 40-60 mm of rain is likely widely across the warning area, whilst some of the higher ground of north Wales and perhaps Cumbria could see 80-100 mm. In addition to the rain, strong winds and coastal gales can be expected across southern parts of the warning area.

Warning impact matrix

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