Storm Charlie To Wreak Havoc: 100mph Gusts To Cause Mayhem This Weekend


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Storm Charlie’s hurricane-force gusts of more than 100mph were due to sweep in from the Atlantic on Friday night.
Forecasters have warned the downpours will lash swathes of the South, already crippled by devastating floods.
The bleak news comes as experts urged people to take extra care to e…

Storm Charlie’s hurricane-force gusts of more than 100mph were due to sweep in from the Atlantic on Friday night.

Forecasters have warned the downpours will lash swathes of the South, already crippled by devastating floods.

The bleak news comes as experts urged people to take extra care to ensure they stay safe during the deadly weather conditions.

Charlie is expected to pack a punch on a par with the Great Storm of 1987 which caused fallen trees and damaged buildings.

The main thrust of the storm is set to hit today as the centre of its deep low pressure system sweeps across the country.

And there will be no let up in the volatile conditions. After the squalls settle down tomorrow, further Atlantic lows are likely to roar in next week.

The Met Office issued Level 2 amber severe weather warnings until Sunday.

People have been told to expect travel mayhem, power cuts and damage to trees and buildings.

Met Office spokeswoman Laura Young said warnings had been extended because of the “significant impact” expected by the storm.

She said although things will calm down later tomorrow, another deep Atlantic low pressure system is following closely behind Charlie.

She said: “There is a risk that defences which have not already been flooded could be, with rainfall totals looking very high in areas already affected.

“It is looking unsettled over next week, but there is the potential for it to get better towards the end of the month.”

The Environment Agency has issued two severe flood warnings for the next few days indicating a “danger to life” particularly across Somerset.

There are also 160 flood warnings and 300 flood alerts across the UK as river levels surge and rain falls on saturated ground.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “There is a high risk on the Somerset Levels. River flooding in this area is expected to be exacerbated by further rainfall.”

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “This weekend has all the ingredients for a significant storm with the South most at risk. We could comfortablybreach 100mph winds in some parts, this is shaping up to be a very serious event.”

This weekend’s storm has been named Charlie by The Weather Channel, after author Charles Dickens, born on February 7, 1812.

Forecaster Leon Brown said that in an added twist heavy rain will turn to snow with four inches likely in the North and on higher ground in Wales.

He said: “There will be more severe weather next week, a band of rain moving East early on Tuesday will bring snow.”

Official figures reveal England and Wales has had the rainiest December to January since 1876-77 and the second wettest since 1766.

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