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South Coast Prepares For Storm Angus

South Coast Prepares For Storm Angus

Winds topping 60mph will batter Exeter, with gusts up to 80mph elsewehere in the south of England this weekend as the city's Met Office issues two warnings for severe wind and rain warnings covering the region.

The Met Office advises drivers to be aware of likely hard driving conditions, due to localised surface water, flooding and possible debris from trees.

The Met Office says it expects the wind to bring disruption to travel services, interruptions to power supplies and some damage to buildings.

Storm Angus is expected to move northeast across the south of the country, bringing heavy showers to the area.

It said the storm had brought over an inch of rain in south-western areas, with Exeter seeing 10mm in one hour.

"Coming with the wind is a huge amount of rainfall that could produce between 20mm and 30mm of rain in a fairly short space of time", said Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge.

Peak District snow
GETTYSnow has enveloped the Peak District

Strong winds and heavy rain are heading for the United Kingdom as forecasters warn of possible flooding, power cuts, damaged buildings and travel disruption.

Storm Angus is expected to reach the south-west of England at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday night, moving north-eastwards across the coast and up to East Anglia by Sunday morning. He also added that this could be a "shock to the system" for a lot of people, in terms of winds and rainfall.

"Any weak branches are likely to come down in the first storm".

He said the storm will move off quite quickly into the North Sea towards Europe around midday Sunday, with the rest of the day expected to be dry with sunny spells.

Sunday:Residual rain should soon clear, with blustery showers to follow, these could be thundery in places through the morning, becoming more isolated by afternoon.

Sheltered parts of Scotland are expected to reach temperatures as cold as minus 10C (14 F) as the night progresses.