‘Injuries and danger to LIFE from flying debris are possible’ as Storm Bronagh arrives to batter Britain this evening!

Straight off the back of Storm Ali the Met Office has now officially named the second storm of the season.

Storm Bronagh is set to hit parts of the British Isles with strong winds and heavy rain of upto 100mm as we go through this evening and into Friday.

Check out the full Met Office warning below…

Between 18:00 Thu 20th and 09:00 Fri 21st

Storm Bronagh brings potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning.

What to expect

  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, could happen. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

The warning area, now associated with Storm Bronagh, has been extended to cover more of northern England. The likelihood of medium impacts has also been increased.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London & South East England
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber

Further details

An area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England. The strongest winds are then expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday. Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts. However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.