The Met Office has announced the first summer storm of the year is to hit the UK tonight with strong winds reaching up to 75mph.
Forecasters are warning that campers in parts of Cornwall that Storm Evert could cause damage and disruption with “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of the UK later today and into Friday.”
The Met Office warned there will be severe gales and winds of up to 75mph from 9pm on Thursday until 7am Friday – and an amber “be prepared” warning for strong winds has been issued for Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly.
Storm Evert will strike south western parts of the UK throughout today, with South West Waled and England this afternoon as winds will pick up and get stronger.
Met Office meteorologist Dan Suri said Storm Evert, “brings the potential for some impacts, especially for those that might be travelling or camping in the weather.”
Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said, “Storm Evert will move eastwards into tonight and as it engulfs more of the south and west of the UK, winds will strengthen further.
“Severe gales are likely for parts of the Cornish coastline, as well as the Isles of Scilly where the Met Office has issued an amber ‘be prepared’ wind warning. There will also be strong to gale force winds likely across many southern and south-western coasts of England and Wales.
“Tomorrow will still be very windy for many southern and western parts of the UK, and there will be spells of rain or showers, locally heavy, moving eastwards over most of England and Wales.
“Some thunderstorms are likely for parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and northern England.
“Eventually, Storm Evert will clear away to the east, allowing for calmer conditions later in the day as winds will ease from the west.”