STORM FRANCIS: Two-day wind warning, with gusts of up to 70mph forecast

Storm Francis is set to bring gusts of up to 70mph and heavy downpours, with a weather warning in place for two days.

By Sophie Wills
Monday, 24th August 2020, 11:48 am

A deep area of low pressure will cross the UK from tonight (Monday, August 24), bringing wind gusts of 60 mph and potentially 70 mph along with heavy rain to South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A yellow wind warning will remain in place until midday on Wednesday.

While not exceptional, winds this strong are unusual for August and could bring possible transport disruption and loss of power in some places.

A woman tries to protect herself from high winds and rain in Sheffield (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Chief meteorologist Andy Page, said “The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday.

"There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK.

"A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Storm Francis will clear to the East of the UK by Wednesday lunchtime, leaving a brighter and more settled outlook for the remainder of the day.

After a showery day on Friday the Bank Holiday weekend should bring sunshine to most parts for a time with scattered showers before further unsettled weather is expected to move in from Tuesday next week.

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