Storm Debi is expected to hit parts of the UK with wind speeds of up to 80mph and torrential rain, with Met Office forecasters issuing a life-threatening warning.
With the storm, Debi is expected to hit the UK. Forecasters have issued an emergency ‘life-threatening’ warning.
According to Met Office forecasts, the storm could bring powerful and damaging winds up to 80mph in some areas. There are currently five flood warnings and 47 flood alerts in force in England.
The north of England, parts of Wales, and Northern Ireland will be worst affected. The Weather Office has issued a yellow warning from 4 am to 6 pm tomorrow (November 13) for wind and rain on Monday in the north of England and parts of Wales.
Forecasters are warning of the potential for injuries and life-threatening conditions, as well as the possibility of damage to buildings, such as tiles being blown off roofs.
The Met Office said injuries and danger to life could also be caused by strong waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, and properties.
Power outages are also possible. Experts estimate that other services, such as cell phones, could also be affected.
Road, rail, air, and ferry services may be disrupted, resulting in longer travel times and canceled flights. Traffic may be closed on some highways and bridges.
A weather service spokesman said: “‘Storm Debi’ is expected to develop and move across Ireland and northern England on Monday. Powerful westerly winds are expected to form along the Irish Sea coast in Wales and northwest England on Monday morning, spreading inland during the day before gradually weakening.
” Gusts of 60-65 mph inland and 70-80mph are likely along the coast and over some uplands such as the Pennine Mountains.”