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Storm Evert LIVE: Brutal 75mph beast to smash Britain but will it hit YOUR town and when?

STORM EVERT will smash into Britain with brutal 75mph winds for the rest of this week as the Met Office issues a number of severe weather warnings.

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The latest adverse weather system has now been named by the forecaster as Storm Evert, bringing with it “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain” to large southern areas of the country over the coming days. In its latest update, the Met Office tweeted: “#StormEvert has been named and is forecast to bring unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of the UK later today and into Friday.” A yellow weather warning is in place and covering much of southwest England and parts of Wales and is active from 8pm on Thursday until 12pm on Friday.

This states on the Met Office website: “Storm Evert will bring a spell of windy weather with coastal gales into southern parts of England and Wales during Thursday evening onwards through the night into Friday morning.

“Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are expected quite widely with a chance of gusts of 60 to 65 mph in the most exposed coastal spots.

“Parts of Cornwall and Wales will see the highest gusts. Winds will then ease from the west during Friday morning.

“Showery rain will accompany these high winds at times, some of this rain heavy.”

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Storm Evert LIVE: Gusts of up to 75mph are set to smash into Britain (Image: GETTY / WXCHARTS)

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Storm Every LIVE: Weather warnings are in place for Friday (Image: MET OFFICE)

A more severe amber wind warning is also in place for parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which will become active from 9pm this evening and last through the night until 7am on Friday.

This warning reads: “Storm Evert will bring a swathe of very strong winds with coastal gales and severe gales into the Isles of Scilly later Thursday evening, these very strong winds then spreading into Cornwall during the early hours of Friday.

“Gusts of 55 to 65 mph are likely in coastal areas with a chance of gusts briefly reaching 75 mph in the most exposed coastal spots in Cornwall.

“Winds then ease Friday morning. Showery rain will accompany these high winds at times, some of this rain heavy.”

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Storm Evert LIVE: UK weather records – rainfall and wind speed (Image: EXPRESS)

15:34 Evert first named storm in July

Storm Evert is the first of its kind to be named in the month of July by the Met Office’s storm naming group. 

However, named summer storms are not entirely unprecedented. 

In 2020, Storm Ellen hit from August 19 to 20, before Storm Francis moved over the UK on August 25.

15:26 £860 million to be invested in flood prevention over the next year

More than £860 million is to be invested in flood prevention schemes across the UK over the next year, the Government announced today. 

The announcement comes as the UK experiences severe rainfall and multiple days of Met Office weather warnings. 

The plan, which would cover more than 1,000 local schemes, could help avoid up to £3.2 billion in economic damages. 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the “record investment” would better protect 336,000 properties and reduce the national flood risk by up to 11 per cent by 2027.

13:50 Up to 50mm of heavy rain could drench of eastern and central England

Met Office principal operational meteorologist Dan Suri said: “Storm Evert will bring some high winds, particularly along the northern coast of the South West, but there will be gusty winds more widely in southern areas, which brings the potential for some impacts, especially for those that might be travelling or camping in the weather.

“Storm Evert will move eastwards across southern UK during Friday daytime, clearing into the North Sea during Friday evening.

“As well as the high winds, there will also be some heavy rain before it leaves our shores, with up to 40mm possible over parts of Wales and the South West and the potential for 40 or 50mm rain in a short period of time from heavy, possibly thundery, showers over parts of eastern and central England on Friday afternoon.”

12:58 RAC warns Storm Evert ‘could take drivers and holidaymakers by surprise’

RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The arrival of a summer storm to the South West could take drivers – and indeed all holidaymakers in the region – by surprise.

“The sheer strength of the wind coupled with huge volumes of traffic will make driving conditions hazardous, particularly for those towing caravans and trailers.

“We strongly recommend drivers check over their vehicles before setting out – ensuring roofboxes are firmly secured and try to avoid exposed coastal and moorland routes where the impacts of the wind on driving will be the greatest.

“Drivers should reduce their speeds accordingly to help ensure they complete their journeys safely.”

12:13 Latest Met Office weather forecast

“Today: Rain across northern areas turning more showery through the day, but still some heavy and possibly thundery showers for south-east Scotland and northern England.

“Elsewhere, sunny spells and a few showers, then turning wet and windy in the south-west later.

“Tonight: Rain, some heavy moving north across Wales and much of England, followed by heavy, thundery showers in the south.

“Very windy in the south-west with coastal severe gales.

“Friday: Very windy in the far south during the morning, as more persistent rain clears, to leave sunny spells and scattered heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.”

11:56 Met Office issues amber wind warning

The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning for parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, running from 9pm this evening until 7am on Friday.

This warning reads: “Storm Evert will bring a swathe of very strong winds with coastal gales and severe gales into the Isles of Scilly later Thursday evening, these very strong winds then spreading into Cornwall during the early hours of Friday.

“Gusts of 55 to 65mph are likely in coastal areas with a chance of gusts briefly reaching 75mph in the most exposed coastal spots in Cornwall.

“Winds then ease Friday morning. Showery rain will accompany these high winds at times, some of this rain heavy.”

11:50 Storm Evert named by Met Office

Storm Evert has been named by the Met Office, and is forecast to bring  “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain” to southern parts of the UK over the next couple of days.  

The forecaster tweeted: “#StormEvert has been named and is forecast to bring unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of the UK later today and into Friday.”

11:09 Yellow weather warning in place

A yellow weather warning is in place, covering much of southwest England and parts of Wales. It is active from 8pm on Thursday until 12pm on Friday.

This states on the Met Office website: “Storm Evert will bring a spell of windy weather with coastal gales into southern parts of England and Wales during Thursday evening onwards through the night into Friday morning.

“Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are expected quite widely with a chance of gusts of 60 to 65 mph in the most exposed coastal spots.

“Parts of Cornwall and Wales will see the highest gusts. Winds will then ease from the west during Friday morning.

“Showery rain will accompany these high winds at times, some of this rain heavy.”

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