‘Danger to life’ warning issued for Storm Debi as 80mph winds set to …

The warning will affect various parts of the country including Wales (where winds could reach 80mph), Northern England and Northern Ireland.

The yellow alert will be in place from 4 am on Monday, November 13 until 6 pm that same day.

Met Office[1] Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said: “Storm Debi[2] will develop quickly and bring potentially very strong and damaging winds."

#StormDebi[3] has been named by @MetEireann[4] and is forecast to bring strong and potentially disruptive winds to the UK on Monday, in addition to heavy rain

Stay #WeatherAware ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/lpdZ8FkspK[5][6]

— Met Office (@metoffice) November 12, 2023[7]

He added: “The strongest winds are expected to affect parts of the Republic of Ireland early on Monday, possibly coinciding with the morning commute, before then affecting parts of north Wales and northern England into the afternoon.

"Whilst the very strongest winds will have eased somewhat before reaching the UK, we are still expecting some significant impacts and a wind warning has been issued."

What to expect as Met Office issues yellow weather alert for Storm Debi

⚠️ Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️

Strong winds across northern England and parts of Wales

Monday 0400 – 1800

Latest info 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs[8]

Stay #WeatherAware⚠️ pic.twitter.com/rq7HEoFeD7[9][10]

— Met Office (@metoffice) November 12, 2023[11]

The Met Office[12] has warned of "very strong and disruptive winds", telling UK residents to brace for possible "injuries and danger to life from flying debris".

Road, rail, air and ferry services may also be affected with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

Some roads and bridges may close with power cuts also possible, impacting other services like mobile phone coverage.

In coastal regions, "Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."

Find out more about your local weather forecast on the Met Office website.


  1. ^ Met Office (www.metoffice.gov.uk)
  2. ^ Storm Debi (www.newsandstar.co.uk)
  3. ^ #StormDebi (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @MetEireann (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #WeatherAware (twitter.com)
  6. ^ pic.twitter.com/lpdZ8FkspK (t.co)
  7. ^ November 12, 2023 (twitter.com)
  8. ^ https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs (t.co)
  9. ^ #WeatherAware (twitter.com)
  10. ^ pic.twitter.com/rq7HEoFeD7 (t.co)
  11. ^ November 12, 2023 (twitter.com)
  12. ^ Met Office (www.newsandstar.co.uk)