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Storm Henk – Amber Warnings Issued for South of UK

Storm Henk – Amber Warnings Issued for South of UK
02 January 2024 | Updated 03 January 2024

The Met Office predicted very strong winds in many parts of southern England thanks to Storm Henk.

An Amber severe weather warning has been issued for many parts of southern England, the south Midlands and East Anglia, marking an increased likelihood of disruption to travel and infrastructure. An amber wind warning is in place until 20:00 GMT on Tuesday 2 January.

Storm Henk is predicted to cross southern regions of the UK, eventually moving north-eastwards. Many parts of England will see 50-60mph gusts through the afternoon and evening. Severe flood warnings also apply across England.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen, said: “Further wet and windy weather is forecast for the UK this week. Our latest analysis of the forecast shows an increase in the likelihood of very strong wind gusts across parts of southern Wales and England which is why we have issued this Amber warning this morning and named Storm Henk."


Travel Disruption Expected


The London Fire Brigade is urging Londoners to secure loose objects outside their home, like decorations, bins or furniture and to look out for debris when driving.

With travel infrastructure expected to be affected, National Rail is asking all passengers to check before travelling in affected regions.

Picture: a photograph showing the sea on a cloudy day. Image Credit: Pixabay

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 January 2024


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