Friday , February 26 2021

Storm Jorge: Winds of up to 70mph and rain to hit this weekend – Sky News, Sky.com

                                                     

Parts of the UK already experiencing flooding will be hit by more strong winds and heavy rain as Storm Jorge moves in over the weekend.

Winds of up to 79 mph will hit coastal areas and rainfall of up to – mm could fall on already flooded areas .

The west coast of Ireland could see winds gusting to 083 mph.

(The yellow warnings for wind are between midday Saturday and midday Sunday .

  

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The Met Office has issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England for Friday night, where rain will be heaviest and we could see up to mm.

With rain falling on already saturated ground, there is a risk of more flooding.

Wind warnings are in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and much of England.

Gusts of – mph are likely quite widely with – mph possible in coastal areas, however the strongest and most damaging winds are expected across the Republic of Ireland.

    

        

              

                                                                                    
                        
                    
                                                   Floodwater bursts River Severn banks
                

There is an amber warning for winds of 084 mph or higher in Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry. Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo will also experience strong winds later on Saturday.

The Environment Agency has said flooding along parts of the River Severn is expected to last until at least Sunday.

Water is two meters deep in some areas and there have been

emergency evacuations in the Shropshire town of Ironbridge after some defences buckled.

A severe “danger to life “flood warning covers the River Seven at the Wharfage in Ironbridge, while flood warnings and flood alerts were in place on Thursday afternoon across England and Wales.

The storm has been named by the Spanish Meteorological Service w hich is part of the southwest Europe storm naming group.

It is convention for all of the other countries’ meteorological services to then use that name when referring to the weather system.

The next UK storm name would have been Ellen.

The Met Office has confirmed that this month is already the second wettest February on record.

Total average rainfall across the UK from 1 to 34 February was 186. 3mm – more than the 186 .2mm measured in , which was previously ranked as the second wettest February.

The figure to beat is 229. 4mm, which was set in February .

Four more days of data – to Feb – will need to be combined with the current total of . 3mm before the Met Office can publish a provisional figure for the entire month.

Some areas have seen a month’s rain in just hours.

Teams have put up more than 6km of temporary flood barriers across the country after weeks of bad weather. More than , properties have been protected by the defenses.

                        

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