UK weather today: Storm Agnes is ‘intensifying quickly’, warns Met Office

The Met Office is issuing a life-threatening warning for Wednesday and Thursday as the UK braces for winds of up to 80mph

Storm Agnes is “rapidly intensifying” and will hit the UK and Ireland with damaging winds and large stormy seas, the Met Office said.

Meteorologist Tom Morgan said: “Storm Agnes is now intensifying very rapidly in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles from the south west of England and is moving rapidly northeast towards the UK.”

He said the storm’s main impacts would be strong winds and large waves.

“It is likely that we will experience some damaging winds and the possibility of short-term power cuts, particularly in the Irish Sea coastal areas,” he continued.

The storm is currently moving about 300 miles north of the island of Terceira in the Azores region and is moving quickly towards the UK.

It is expected to affect the British weather tomorrow, with Brits facing heavy rain and winds of up to 80mph in some coastal areas.

Three yellow warnings have been issued so far for Wednesday, including two for rain and one for wind, one of which remained in place until Thursday morning. The meteorologist also issued a life-threatening warning for Wednesday and Thursday.

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The Met Office says the storm will “rapidly intensify” over the next day

As Storm Agnes moves across the Atlantic towards the UK, it will “rapidly intensify” over the next 18 hours, according to the Met Office.

The storm is currently located about 300 miles north of the island of Terceira in the Azores region and is moving quickly towards the UK.

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“Agnes will bring strong and disruptive winds to some areas on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night.”

Storm Agnes will “rapidly intensify” as it moves across the Atlantic towards the UK.

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Athena StavrouSeptember 26, 2023 3:34 p.m

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Full list of Met Office storm names for 2023/2024

The Met Office has released 21 storm names for the coming autumn and winter period.

  • Agnes
  • Babet
  • Ciaran
  • Debbie
  • Elin
  • Fergus
  • Gerrit
  • Henk
  • Isha
  • Jocelyn
  • Kathleen
  • Lilian
  • Minnie
  • Nicholas
  • Olga
  • Piet
  • Regina
  • Stuart
  • Tamiko
  • Vincent
  • Walid

Martha MchardySeptember 27, 2023 5:00 am

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What is Storm Agnes?

Storm Agnes is a deep low pressure system developing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Forecasters say it is expected to come from the southwest on Wednesday and move through the Irish Sea into northern areas of the UK later in the day.

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According to the Met Office, Storm Agnes is expected to ease on Thursday

Storm Agnes’ impact on British weather is expected to ease throughout Thursday as it weakens and moves further north, the Met Office said.

It will then move into southern areas late on Thursday and Friday, with some severe outbreaks possible in some areas of England and Wales.

But as the weekend begins, a ridge of high pressure from the south is expected to bring a period of calmer weather, although northern and western areas could continue to experience rainfall for some time.

Martha MchardySeptember 27, 2023 3:00 am

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The Met Office warns of danger to life as 80mph winds hit Brits

A yellow warning is in effect across most of the UK from 10am on Wednesday to 7am on Thursday, stretching from south-west England across Northern Ireland to Inverness.

Gusts across much of the country could cause traffic disruptions, damage to buildings and even power outages.

Martha MchardySeptember 27, 2023 02:00

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SUMMARY: Met Office issues a yellow wind weather warning for most of the UK

A severe weather warning from the Met Office is in place for most of the UK as strong winds and heavy rain from Storm Agnes are expected to cause flooding, power outages and fallen trees.

The first named storm of the season is expected to hit the UK on Wednesday with winds of up to 120km/h, causing dangerous conditions along the coast.

Martha MchardySeptember 27, 2023 01:00

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On the map: Which parts of the UK will Storm Agnes hit?

The Met Office has issued life-threatening warnings as 80mph winds prepare to batter Britain

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Martha MchardySeptember 27, 2023 12:00 am

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How did Agnes get her name?

Storm Agnes is the first named storm of the storm naming season, which lasts from September to August of the following year.

In the United Kingdom, the decision to name a storm is based on the strength of the wind and the resulting impacts. The decision will be made by the Met Office’s chief meteorologist in collaboration with other weather organizations in northern Europe.

The Met Office, in collaboration with Met Éireann (Irish Met Office) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), has announced a new list of storm names for this year’s storm naming season. The Met Office says naming storms helps communicate the risks of severe weather.

It was decided that Agnes, Babet and Ciarán would be the first three named storms.

Martha MchardySeptember 26, 2023 11:00 p.m

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Which parts of the UK have yellow weather warnings?

Yellow warnings for strong winds are in effect in the following regions from Wednesday 3:00 p.m. to Thursday 7:00 a.m.

  • South West England
  • Wales
  • Birmingham and the West Midlands
  • Nottingham and the East Midlands
  • Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
  • Manchester and the North West
  • North East England
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Two further rain warnings are in place on Wednesday afternoon for southwest Scotland, as well as Argyll, Perth and parts of Aberdeenshire.

Martha MchardySeptember 26, 2023 10:00 p.m

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Storm Agnes is “intensifying rapidly”, says the Met Office

Storm Agnes is “rapidly intensifying” and will hit the UK and Ireland with damaging winds and large stormy seas, the Met Office said.

It issued a series of weather warnings before the first named storm of the season arrived on Wednesday.

Wind speeds of up to 120km/h are expected to develop, creating dangerous conditions along the coasts, particularly the Irish Sea coasts.

Meteorologist Tom Morgan told the PA news agency: “Storm Agnes is now intensifying very quickly in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles from the south west of England and is moving rapidly northeast towards the UK.”

He said the storm’s main impacts would be strong winds and large waves.

“We are likely to experience some damaging winds and the possibility of some short power cuts, particularly in the Irish Sea coastal areas,” Morgan told PA.

“So Northern Ireland, north west England, west Wales and south west Scotland, there we are likely to see gusts of up to 75mph tomorrow afternoon, winds will peak tomorrow evening and then Storm Agnes will move through Scotland and leave the Shetland Islands by Thursday morning .”

He added: “In addition to the winds, there will also be some large waves, so some large stormy seas, and so there could well be some coastal flooding with waves breaking onto promenades and coastal roads.”

Martha MchardySeptember 26, 2023 9:49 p.m

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