UK weather forecast today – Storm Ellen to batter Britain with 60mph winds for second day as England-wide warning issued

BRITS are set to be battered with 60mph winds by Storm Ellen for the second day in a row as the Met Offices issues an England-wide weather warning.

Strong winds hit the west of Britain yesterday evening, with two severe wind warnings in place for today, Friday, August 21.




The gusts, which will reach up to 60mph, are expected to cause some travel disruption and temporary power disruption.

Coastal routes and sea fronts are set to be sprayed as large waves crash on the English and Welsh coast.

Despite the nation-wide weather warning, winds are then expected to gradually ease during late afternoon and evening.

The Met Office's wind warning is set in place until 6PM this evening.

Winds of up to 66mph have been recorded at Pembrey Sands in Wales as Storm Ellen hit Ireland and western parts of Britain, the Met Office said.

The forecaster tweeted: "Storm Ellen is currently bringing some unseasonably windy weather across the west with Wales having seen the strongest winds so far."

STRONG WINDS

The storm, which includes the remnants of Tropical Storm Kyle and has been named by Ireland's Met Éireann, caused a day of heavy winds and miserable weather for Brits on Wednesday.

Ferries were cancelled from early morning as the effects of Storm Ellen were felt on the west coast of the UK.

It struck Ireland and made its way north towards Scotland.

Named by Ireland's Met Office, Met Eireann, Ellen is the UK's fifth named storm of the 2019-2020 season.

Emerging from a "decayed tropical cyclone", it was forecast to sweep across Ireland before hitting all of the UK's west coast, the Met Office said.

Warnings of potential travel delays and the possibility of power cuts will extend eastwards on Friday to also include central and northern England, as well as all of Wales.

Forecaster Luke Miall said Ellen will be felt "for the next couple of days" and is "not going to move through really quickly so we will continue to see a really big area of low pressure through the rest of this week."










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