Will Storm Agnes reach London? ‘Risk of gales’ as Met Office issues UK yellow weather warning

London and the South East face a “risk of gales” as Storm Agnes hits the UK this week.

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A yellow weather warning has been issued for the arrival in the UK of Storm Agnes on Wednesday and into Thursday.

The Met Office says the strongest winds are likely to hit the Irish Sea coasts, “though it will be a widely windy day across the UK”.

At present the yellow weather warning does not include London. However, the forecast for Wednesday to Friday in London and the South East gives a “risk of gales”.

The Met Office’s yellow weather warning for Storm Agnes. (Photo by Met Office)The Met Office’s yellow weather warning for Storm Agnes. (Photo by Met Office)
The Met Office’s yellow weather warning for Storm Agnes. (Photo by Met Office)

London and the South East weather Wednesday to Friday (September 27-29)

The Met Office forecasts a dry start Wednesday, “before wet and windy weather sweeps quickly northeastwards overnight, risk of gales”.

It says there will be sunshine and scattered showers on Thursday and Friday, and it will remain windy.

Temperatures could reach 21C, with mild nights.

Met Office on Storm Agnes

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “While the precise track and depth of Storm Agnes is still being determined, there’s a high likelihood of wind gusts around 50-60mph for some inland areas. Exposed coastal areas could see gusts of 65-75mph with a small chance of a few places seeing around 80mph.

“As well as some very strong winds for many, Storm Agnes will also bring some heavy rain, with the highest totals more likely in Scotland, northern England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Around 60mm of rain is possible in a few places over high ground in Scotland.”