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Storm Eunice: Weather chart shows winds up to 100mph

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The Met Office has issued an amber warning for strong winds covering central Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and northern England, which is expected to last until midnight on Wednesday, with yellow wind warnings in place as far south as Birmingham. More weather warnings are in place for the days ahead, with extreme winds and snow forecast for some areas – and the likelihood of flooding is expected to increase as the storms develop.

Some parts of Wales and the South East are expecting 100mph winds on Friday

As a result, forecasters are predicting Eunice to be one of the worst storms to hit the UK in decades.

Met Office forecaster Becky Mitchell said: “With the wind gusts we are forecasting at the moment, we’ve only seen a handful of storms in the past 30 years that have brought similar gusts.

“It’s got the potential to be up there as quite a notable storm.

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“Winds are likely to be 60 to 70mph inland across the south of the UK. It’s quite unusual, we don’t see gusts that high over such a wide area in the south.”

The Environment Agency has warned of the risk of flooding to coastal areas in southern England on Friday.

Flood duty manager Katharine Smith said: “Strong winds could bring coastal flooding to parts of the west, south-west and south coast of England, as well as the tidal River Severn, through the early hours of Friday morning and into the early afternoon.

“This is due to Storm Eunice resulting in high waves and potential storm surge coinciding with the start of a period of spring tides.”

Natural Resources Wales warned there was potential for “many” flood warnings across all coastal areas.

Duty tactical manager Ross Akers said: “Forecasted high winds could cause a storm surge and large waves which could lead to the overtopping of flood defences along the coast.

“We are monitoring the situation very closely, but we are concerned that if the forecast does materialise, then we are likely to see significant flooding impacts in many places along our coastal areas.

“Keep a safe distance from coastal paths and promenades as large waves can sweep you off your feet or you can be hit by debris.”

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All flood warnings for Britain

There are different tiers of flood warning, depending on the severity or timing of the floods.

Flood alerts are less urgent than flood warnings, as flood warnings mean “flooding is expected” while alerts caution “flooding is possible”

There are several in place across the devolved nations, and Express.co.uk will update this page whenever a new flood warning is announced.

England

Cumbrian coastline from St Bees Head to Millom, along the coast from North Head to Haverigg
Keswick Campsite
River Wye at Litton Mill

There are currently 40 flood alerts in place for England, you can see these via the Government’s flood information service: Check for flooding in England – GOV.UK

Scotland

Ayreshire and Arran – Ayr to Troon

There are also several flood warnings for Scotland, you can check these here. https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

Wales and Northern Ireland

You can check Wales’ flood warnings here: Flood warnings and alerts

And Northern Ireland’s here: ArcGIS Web Application

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