In today’s chapter of the Storms of the 2017 Summer, the cyclone is moving up across the Atlantic, towards the UK. This is just one of many elements that may affect the UK in the coming days. As for this particular storm, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from Sunday 9.00am until Monday 12.00pm for parts of north and west England, southern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland. A number of areas in the warning area have already reported strong winds. The northern West of Scotland has been particularly affected by the storm, with the wind speeds of 75mph reported, and in North Cornwall, 47mph winds.
The Environment Agency has issued a number of weather warnings for some communities in the north of England. As of Sunday morning, there have been reported flooding incidents in the Shropshire and Yorkshire areas, as well as in parts of northern England. There are also concerns that trees are likely to come down in the coming days. Two people are reported to have been slightly injured when a tree fell on their car. A large tree has been reported down in Ilfracombe, Devon.
At the moment, it is not yet clear what precisely the Storm of the summer 2017 will do. Winds of up to 80mph were reported in the west of Scotland, making the coastal route between Inverness and Wick one of the most hazardous areas in the country. It seems likely that the UK will see large waves breaking on the beach, along with low lying, debris and power lines being blown about. Not only could this interfere with travel, it could cause some flooding at low lying areas as well.
Despite the storms, it has been a pretty hot summer so far, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees for most of the UK.
In the coming days, the UK will be on cloud and rain, and it seems like we can expect this to continue in most parts of the country for the coming days. The remaining days of July could possibly end up being the hottest of the month, with areas further south seeing temperatures that exceed 40 degrees.