Weather forecast: Is ‘Storm Caroline’ coming? Met Office issues yellow warning for wind as gusts of up to 70mph set to batter Surrey

November 21, 2017
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Gusts of up to 70mph are expected to hit the south of England on Wednesday (November 22), the Met Office has warned.

Forecasters on Tuesday (November 21) issued a yellow warning for wind with the gusts due to arrive across the south east on Wednesday morning and continue into Thursday (November 22-23).

The Met Office’s chief forecaster warns gusts are most likely to reach around 50mph in Surrey, but is advising people be prepared for gustier spells.

Some areas could see heavy rain too. However, the Met Office is still yet to confirm whether this will become a named storm , the third of the year after Aileen and Brian, with Storm Caroline the next in line.

The Met’s chief forecaster said: “Gusts of 65 to 70mph are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground.

“Gusts of 50mph are likely more widely. Winds will gradually ease from the west during the night, finally easing from the far south east of England around dawn on Thursday.

“Outbreaks of rain, some of it heavy, will accompany the strong winds and will add to the difficult driving conditions.”

The Met Office issued a yellow warning of heavy wind for Wednesday (November 22)
(Image: Met Office)

It is also expected to become much cooler over the coming days, with temperatures potentially even falling as low as 0C in some areas of the south.

As heavy conditions begin as we enter the winter months, forecasters will no doubt be wary of when the next named storm will hit our shores, Storm Caroline.


The yellow warning is expected to last until 7am on Thursday morning (November 23).

The Met Office is warning there could be delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport as a result of the latest spell of inclement weather.

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Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/weather-forecast-storm-caroline-coming-13931730


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