Storm Isha: London set to be battered with 50mph winds and heavy rain

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The Met Office has forecasted outbreaks of rain and gale winds for London, with unsettled weather continuing till Tuesday.

A new storm is set to hit the capital with winds of up to 50mph and heavy rain.

Storm Isha has prompted a yellow wind warning for London which will be in place from noon on Sunday (January 21) until the same time on Monday.

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The forecaster has also issued amber weather warnings for wind for northern and western England, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland from Sunday into Monday.

Isha is the ninth named storm to hit the UK since September.

The Met Office has forecasted outbreaks of rain and gale winds for London, with unsettled weather continuing till Tuesday.

Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Storm Isha will bring a disruptive spell of weather to the UK with strong winds across the whole country. Heavy rain will cause additional hazards, particularly in the west. 

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“A number of severe weather warnings for rain have also been issued. Keep up to date with the Met Office warnings and pay close attention to guidance from your local authority.”

The London Fire Brigade has advised people to ensure loose objects such as garden furniture and items on balconies are secure ahead of the winds.

National Rail has warned speed restrictions have been implemented on many routes for safety reasons on Sunday evening, and overnight into Monday morning which may cause train delays and some cancellations.

This will impact several trainlines including LNER, Southeastern, Southwestern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern railways and the Gatwick Express.

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Passengers are asked to check with their train operator before travelling.

A yellow wind warning means:

  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • 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 sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

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