What Storm Barra Means For London

Will London Be Hit?

With Storm Barra set to impact the UK, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday, what will this mean for London?

The powerful Atlantic storm is expected to sit over the middle of the UK during the next couple of days before starting to fill and drift away. Whilst it squats here things could be quite treacherous in parts of the country, but what impact will the South East experience?

Gale Force Winds..

The impact of Barra could be quite severe with wind gusts of 60-70mph expected to hit western and southern coasts of England and Wales. The strong winds will be accompanied by large seas and any loose material could become flying debris that could endanger lives.

Away from the coasts, the full impact will be tempered, however the does not mean that other areas can relax.

Flood Warnings

Flood warnings have been issued for the west coasts which are more exposed to the direction from which Barra is arriving. In addition, the South Coast of England also has a flood warning.

With the exposed coasts due to take a battering, what impact will London in particular have?

London: Be Aware And Prepared

For London, the weather advice is a ‘Yellow Warning’.

This warning is mainly due to wind gusts that, whilst likely to be lower than on exposed coasts, could trigger travel disruptions. The force of Storm Barra is a little lower than Arwen, so whilst significant inconvenience can’t be ruled out, the likelihood of widespread problems is a degree or so lower.

All in all, the weather will be felt over the next couple of days, so be aware and prepared.

For more information on London weather including hourly temperatures, see our Weather Page.

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