After Tropical Depression Hurricane Florence took over US this week and next week, UK and Ireland will be affected by the first name storm of the season – Storm Ali.
Storm Ali will bring 80 mph winds that can cause debris to fly (highly dangerous and life threatening) and delay travel plans and journeys to be taken by road, rail and air to be disrupted.
Amber severe weather warnings were isssued ahead of storm Ali’s arrival for the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
High wind speeds is also expected to cause severely damage to buildings, blow trees over and cause power cuts.
Last week Wednesday milder yellow wind warnings were issued across Northern Ireland, Scotland, the north of England and Wales
The amber warnings are in place from 8am to 5pm, while the yellow alerts are scheduled from 6am to 10pm.
Forecasters explained that the warnings issued meant that few roads and bridges may be closed or people could face delays. All those residing by the coast will be affected by large waves
Meteorologist Dean Hall said “We’ve got rain currently across Scotland, northern England, eastern parts of Northern Ireland, associated with what was Storm Helene,”
“Temperatures will remain fairly mild though as it brings in mild air from the Atlantic.
“Moving into Thursday we will see widespread heavy and persistent rain which looks set to change to sunshine and showers on Friday, before becoming more settled on Saturday.”