9th April 2020

Weather warning as Storm Angus to bring heavy rain and very strong winds

The Met Office has announced the first named storm of autumn 2016, Storm Angus.

Storm Angus is expected to sweep through south-eastern England bringing some very strong south-westerly winds and heavy rain to affected parts through Sunday morning.

A yellow weather warning of rain and wind has been issued for Bournemouth, Devon, Dorset, Poole, Somerset, Torbay, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Plymouth, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Swindon from 21:00 today (Saturday 19 November) to 14:00 tomorrow (Sunday 20 November).

The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said:

“A vigorous area of low pressure, now named Storm Angus, will move northeast across southern and southeast England on Sunday.

This will be accompanied by a period of heavy rain, starting in the west of the area during Saturday evening, and very strong winds.

20-30 mm and locally 40 mm of rain is expected within a 6-9 hour period.

Conditions are expected to improve from the west during the late morning and early afternoon.”