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Get ready Britain, storm Deirdre hitting UK tonight

By NewsRoom24 on November 9th, 2018 / Views

Hurricane strength storm set to batter the UK this weekend.

Britain needs to be prepared for road closures fallen trees and power cuts as storm Deirdre smashes the UK. Gale-force winds and torrential downpours are expected to cause flooding, a yellow weather warning has been issued by the met office with a warning of possible danger to life.

The regions expected to be hit worst are London, Tayside, and Fife Grampian, Southeast England, Northen Ireland, South West Scotland, South West England and Wales. 55 MPH winds are expected inland and coastal areas could have winds up to 70 MPH. The storm is caused by a vortex of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. The jet stream will fling constant wet and windy spells towards the UK.

Rush hour commuters are being warned to expect long delays and transport cancellations due to the amount of rainfall.

No warnings are in place for Sunday but the weather is expected to remain unsettled throughout the course of the day. This will be the fourth storm of the season so far with 5 more on their way before Christmas.

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