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'Weather bomb' named as Storm Brian to batter Britain this weekend - here's how YOUR area will be affected

A 'weather bomb' named as Storm Brian is heading for the UK and will bring 70mph winds and a chance of flooding in coastal areas.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning that was active from 4am.

But the bad weather will start before that in Northern Ireland as the weather system moves from west to east, coming over from the Atlantic.

The yellow warning covers all the south of England, all of Wales, parts of the north west and east Anglia.

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Storm Brian is expected to hit at high tide in some areas with flooding possible.

So, where will the weather bomb hit first and how badly it will be affected?

What will the weather be like where you live?

London and the South East

The capital is covered by the Met Office warning with Londoners likely to wake up on Saturday morning to strong winds.

There will be some sunshine but also patchy showers that will occasionally be heavy.

The temperature will be in the mid-teens but will feel colder because of the strong wind.

There could be some sunshine in the south east on Saturday morning with the area avoiding most of the rain but not the wind.

The system will bring 80mph winds and heavy rain
A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office
A weather bomb is expected to hit the UK on Saturday

North West

It'll be an unsettled day with heavy rain and strong to gale force winds.

Merseyside is just on the edge of the weather warning and high waves are likely on the seafront.

Sunday will also see a mixture of sunshine and showers.

The coastal parts of Lancashire will see severe weather and temperatures hovering around 12 degrees.

Manchester will have heavy rain at lunchtime on Saturday but it should ease off as the system moves eastward.

The Met Office have warned of a risk of flooding
The south of the UK and Wales is expected to face the worst of the weather


The whole country is covered by the yellow wind warning.

Rain will start shortly after midnight on Friday before becoming very heavy at 7am and then through the morning.

It won't ease off until mid-afternoon. Temperatures in the mid to low teens and very little chance of sunshine on Saturday.

East Midlands

Saturday will be very windy for the region, with wind speeds expected to peak at about 9am.

There'll be rain as well with some heavy spells.

More northern areas like Lincoln and Nottingham should avoid the worst of the weather.

Temperatures will struggle to get into the teens all day but there should be a little sunshine earlier on Saturday.

It is yet to be officially named but if it is it will be Storm Brian
Strongest winds and heaviest rain will likely be over Wales and south-west England overnight into Saturday
How storms could affect the UK on Saturday

Northern Ireland

The weather front will hit Northern Ireland first with winds starting to pick up on Friday evening.

By 7pm the rain is likely to be torrential across the country but the strong winds will move it on by 1am.

There is no weather warning in place and at the moment the Met Office says the weather will not be as bad as Hurricane Ophelia.

Saturday will see patchy showers at lunchtime turn heavier through mid afternoon before dying off again.

North East

Much of the north east will avoid the worst of the weather with the Met Office forecasting an overcast Saturday and Sunday with only a slight chance of rain on Saturday between 4pm and 7pm.

Otherwise it should largely stay dry with some winds but not nearly as bad as it will be in the south.

Large waves crashed along sea defences as storm Ophelia approached Cornwall on Monday
Waves crashing into the sea front in Cornwall on Monday

South West

Cornwall and Devon will be some of the worst affected by the weather bomb.

Showers will start in the early hours with strong winds.

The rain will turn harder and more stormy at midday with clouds darkening. Coastal areas are at risk of flooding.


Heavy rain overnight on Friday, starting before midnight, should ease off by the time most people are waking up on Saturday morning.

It'll be overcast and unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain and wind at times.

Western areas like Stranraer and Dumfries will be wetter but should ease off by the evening.

Chief Forecaster Dan Suri said: “Storm Brian is expected to bring strong winds to southern and western areas early on Saturday morning.

"The first and most significant land-based impacts will be in the southwest of Ireland, hence the Amber warning from Met Éireann. At the moment, we don’t expect the same level of impacts for the UK.

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“As we go through Saturday morning and early afternoon the strong southwesterly winds affecting the South West will transfer east and slowly change direction as they will become westerly towards the end of the warning period.

Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK on Monday.

“Gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of around 70 mph along exposed coastal areas. These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions in coastal parts.”

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