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Forecasters warns heavy rain and high winds set to batter the UK

by LLB political Reporter
19th May 21 10:10 am

Forecasters are warning that the UK is to be hit with more rain and high winds later this week due to a deep ban of unseasonable low pressure.

The low pressure will bring more wet and windy weather this Thursday and Friday along with 60mph winds expected to hit coastal areas.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell warned that South-West England and South Wales coastal areas will see the strongest winds which could cause some disruption as there could be strong gusts up to 50 mph.

Snell said, “We’re expecting in the South West and the south Wales coasts gusts reaching 60mph. Inland, potentially 40-50mph.

“This time of year, with the trees in full leaf, it could potentially bring some small branches down and because there’s a lot more outdoor furniture, we advise people that it is a bit vulnerable to strong winds and to tie it down.”

He added, “We are keeping a very close eye on it, I don’t think any warnings will be issued today but there’s a possibility as we go into tomorrow.”

The forecaster said that May has been a “wette than average month” as there was 70mm of rainfall across the UK up to Monday.

Adding, “We have had a wetter than average May, we can safely say that.

“It’s certainly going to end up being quite a wet month.”

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