Only Scotland and the north-east of England have escaped the worst of Hurricane Franklin, the third storm to hit the UK in just a week after hurricanes Eunice and Dudley.
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The UK will suffer its third storm within a week as Hurricane Franklin is set to bring the worst weather for the country.
Following on from Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice, Franklin is set to bring torrential rain and strong winds to parts of the UK.
After red weather warnings saw record winds of 122mph and resulted in five Britons killed, Franklin is expected to have less of an impact than the previous two storms.
The latest storm will affect the UK from midday Sunday to early Monday afternoon.
Environment agencies have also issued hundreds of flood warnings across England, including two “severe” as rainfall could pose “life-threatening” to communities along River Mersey in Greater Manchester.
Cyclone Dudley also hit parts of the UK last week, and meteorologist Becky Mitchell said three such storms were named in quick succession for the first time since the system was introduced. here seven years.
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“This is the first time we’ve had three named storms in one week, and we started the storm naming system in 2015,” she told the PA news agency.
“At the moment we have a really active jet stream which is why we see so many storms tracking right ahead of the UK.
“We have Dudley on Wednesday, Eunice on Friday and Franklin today.”
Ms Mitchell said there will be “certainly some impact” from Franklin but it is not expected to be as “severe” as Eunice as the strongest winds will be concentrated only on the coast.
On Sunday, all of Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the UK from Manchester down south were covered by a yellow windy weather warning.
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The Met Office said this could damage property and cause power cuts and disrupt travel plans.
Similar parts of the country including the North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, South West, South East and London will all receive similar wind warnings between midday Sunday and early Monday afternoon.
Only the northeast was spared the effects of Hurricane Franklin, with winds reaching 75 mph in coastal areas and 60 km/h inland in England and Wales.
Then, on Monday, an amber wind warning will be in place for northern parts of Northern Ireland.
This means winds in excess of 80mph can be felt in coastal areas, with gusts of up to 70mph inland.
TIME FORECAST FOR FRANKLIN STORM
According to BBC Weather, the strongest winds will affect the following towns and cities starting at these times:
- Derby – 11pm
- Leicester – 11pm
- Nottingham – 7pm
- Cambridge – 7pm
- Luton – 7pm
- Hertfordshire – 7pm
- Suffolk – 3pm
- Peterborough –
- London – 7pm
- Buckinghamshire – 7pm
- Brighton – 8pm
- Southampton – 7pm
- Read – 7 p.m
- Manchester – 4 am
- Blackpool – 7pm
- Warrington – 6pm
- Bristol – 8pm
- Cornwall – 5pm
- Swindon – 5pm
- Plymouth – 7pm
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The worst weather will come on Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Hurricane Franklin will move east from northern Scotland early Monday morning but is expected to reach the North Sea and dissipate inland by midday.
The worst winds will be felt on the storm’s southern flank, but high winds will continue for most of Monday.
Chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “Following the significant impacts of Hurricane Eunice on Friday, Hurricane Franklin will bring high winds late Sunday and into Monday, though not on the same scale. like Eunice.
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“Coastal areas of Northern Ireland, especially on that north coast, will have the strongest gusts, possibly around 80 mph in a few places.
“Amber and yellow wind warnings have been issued and people should exercise caution against the system that will bring gusts of 50-60mph for much of Britain from late Sunday and through Monday.”
Snow is also possible in parts of Scotland and northern England late Sunday through Monday, particularly on high ground.
RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Drivers will be delighted to see the rear of Storm Eunice but it looks like conditions on the roads will remain challenging through the weekend.
“When winds are still strong and gusts are strong, it’s important that drivers don’t take any chances, so we encourage them to slow down and leave plenty of space between themselves and the vehicle ahead.
“It’s not just strong winds they’ll need to deal with – on Sunday, intense rainfall became a feature that made driving difficult.
“If conditions become particularly bad again, people should consider postponing their journey, and for those who must drive, it’s important that they stay smart about them.”
People should check with their local resilience authorities for ongoing safety advice around travel and preparation.
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