Warning of ‘very strong’ 55mph winds as Storm Bronagh hits coast

PUBLISHED: 16:18 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 20 September 2018

Strong winds are heading for the region  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Strong winds are heading for the region Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Coastal areas of Suffolk and Essex could be hit by 55mph winds when Storm Bronagh hits, according to Met Office and Weatherquest forecasters.

A yellow Met Office weather warning for wind is in force from 6pm today into Friday morning.

Just a day after Storm Ali claimed the lives of two people, this new low pressure system is called Storm Bronagh.

Met Office chiefs have warned of the possibility of a danger to life and damage to buildings.

Their warning says Storm Bronagh brings potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning.

What to expect

• Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, could happen

• Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

• Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations are also possible

• Some roads and bridges may close – see what’s happening with the Orwell Bridge

• Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

• Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto seafronts, coastal roads and properties.

Storm Bronagh is currently making its way across the UK and is expected to reach East Anglia around midnight tonight.

Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest said: “It’s quite an active period in the north Atlantic with quite large areas of low pressure.”

They also warned of a large amount of rain, along with strong winds.

Areas like Felixstowe are likely to bear the brunt of the wind with gusts reaching 50–55mph or possibly more by early tomorrow morning.

The breezy conditions will continue into Friday but the wind speeds are likely to drop.

Rain showers are still possible on Friday afternoon and forecasters have warned where they do fall they are likely to be heavy.

Temperatures for tomorrow will be around 15–17C – a bit cooler than they have been today.


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