Terrifying weather maps show Storm Debi barreling towards UK with …
Met Eireann - the Irish meteorological service - named the storm Debi earlier today, making it the fourth weather front given a name in recent weeks. It comes after a tornado struck the Channel Islands during Storm Ciaran, producing the strongest recorded wind gusts in almost seven decades as they peaked at over 100mph.
Storm Debi is approaching the isles from the Atlantic and yellow warnings have been issued for Monday, with heavy winds and rain expected. Crushing gales are expected in northern England, parts of Wales and Northern Ireland. But there are also torrential rain warnings for Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.'Amazing' eye balm that's like a 'magic eraser' for dark circles is now 45% off ( Ventusky)
Now a series of maps from weather watching agencies show just how devastating Debi could be. One interactive map from Ventusky shows that wind speeds could reach as high as 80mph in northern Wales, the Irish Sea, and just encroaching on the Irish capital of Dublin.
Another map by WXCharts shows similar gusts, hovering at around 118km/h (73.3mp/h), but including Manchester, the north west, and other parts of the north east. Earlier today, the Met Office said: "An area of low pressure, which will affect the Republic of Ireland and parts of the UK, has been named by Met Éireann – the Irish met service – as Storm Debi. Storm Debi will bring very strong, potentially damaging winds, and heavy rain to the Republic of Ireland early tomorrow morning. The system will then bring impacts to parts of the UK."( PA) ( PA)
Jason Kelly, chief meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Storm Debi will develop quickly and bring potentially very strong and damaging winds to parts of the Republic of Ireland, which is why Met Éireann has decided to name the system.
“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. Additionally, Debi will bring a period of heavy rain to Northern Ireland for which a combined wind and rain warning has been issued.”
Monday's yellow weather warning for wind runs from 4am until 6pm. It states: "Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.