The Met Office have warned on Thursday that strong winds are striking Southern Ireland and Wales, which have seen gust of 89mph and 66mph respectively.
“Storm Ellen is currently bringing some unseasonably windy weather across the west with Wales having seen the strongest winds so far,” the Met Office tweeted.
Pembury Sands in Wales was hit by Storm Ellen with winds reaching 66mph.
The forecaster said that Ireland’s “exposed southern coasts” had experienced winds hitting 89mph at Roches Point.
The UK are bracing for winds to reach more than 70mph, and people out comping have been warned of debris, heavy rain and that trees could fall.
A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office which will remain until Friday, for strong winds reaching from the Cornish coast up to the north of Scotland.
Scotland’s Environment Protection Agency had five flood warnings in place for the country’s south-western coast, and Northern Ireland have also been issued with a yellow warning.
Forecaster Luke Miall said, “We have gone from one extreme to the other, the first thing that springs to my mind with these sorts of events is climate change.
“We are likely to see these swings in extreme events more frequently. Although I couldn’t necessarily say these two events were directly caused by climate change, it’s likely that these sorts of swings in our weather will become more frequent.”
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