December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The region was today bracing itself for the expected overnight storm which some experts warn could be as bad as the great storm of 1987.
Forecasters at Norwich-based Weatherquest have been tracking the storm which formed in off Newfoundland and is now heading for Britain.
Meteorologist Dan Holley said the wind was likely to be the main issue for this region – and it was set to hit us at the worst possible time, during tomorrow’s rush hour.
He said: “The heaviest rain is expected to arrive about 10pm tonight and continue until about 4am tomorrow. It will be heavy and parts could get up to half an inch of rain.”
That is expected to be a prelude to the major problem, the wind - which is expected to be the worst since 1987.
“That will start to really build from about 3am. It will build up to wind about 50mph with gusts of 55-60mph. The strongest winds are likely to be here between about 6am and 9am – with gusts of up to 65-70mph in coastal areas.”
Mr Holley said the overnight rain and the fact that many trees still has leaves on them meant there could be some substantial damage caused by the wind.
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