The Met Office has warned people who are out camping by the coast should expect an “unseasonably wet and windy spell,” by Storm Francis.
Storm Francis will hit the UK on the West coast of England during the early hours of Tuesday which could see winds reach up to 70mph with heavy downpours of up to 90mm. The storm is expected to last for up to 26-hours.
Nicola Maxey of the Met Office said, “Since 2015 when we started naming storms, we have never had to name a storm in August and now we’ve had two in a few days.
“There are a lot of people on holiday in the UK at the moment, going camping and on walking breaks, many in coastal locations where the winds are likely to be stronger, so it is worth checking on the Met Office website ahead of time.”
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.”
RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Drivers look set for yet more miserable conditions in the run-up to the bank holiday.
“At the very least, surface spray on the roads will be a problem, but if conditions deteriorate further there’s the prospect of localised flooding and falling branches which could both negatively affect journey times.
“Drivers must be on their guard and, even though it’s August, trips by car look likely to be anything but plain sailing.
“We advise making sure cars are road-ready by checking tyres, oil and coolant levels in particular – and staying tuned to local weather forecasts. Never attempt to drive through floods unless you are sure the water is shallow enough for you to make it through.”
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