The Atlantic storm which has caused disruption across parts of England and Wales this morning has now moved off into the North Sea.
We expect the most powerful winds and heavy rain associated with the storm to clear eastern areas in the next few hours, after which most parts of the UK will see a bright and breezy day with occasionally heavy, blustery showers.
The storm developed as expected just off to the south west of the UK last night, before tracking up into the Bristol Channel in the early hours of the morning.
It then tracked across the Midlands, moving off into the North Sea just to the north of East Anglia later in the morning. As the storm moved across, it brought exceptionally strong winds and heavy rain with it – causing widespread impacts.
Now the storm has cleared through, we are expecting typically unsettled autumn weather over the next couple of days – with some bright spells, mixed in with showers or longer periods of rain and breezy conditions.
This video shows the storm as it crossed the UK:
Below are some of the strongest recorded winds and heaviest total rainfall amounts:
Maximum gusts during the storm:
|STATION NAME||AREA||MAX GUST (MPH)|
|WIGHT: NEEDLES||ISLE OF WIGHT||99|
|ISLE OF PORTLAND||DORSET||81|
|THORNEY ISLAND||WEST SUSSEX||76|
|WIGHT: ST CATHERINES POINT||ISLE OF WIGHT||75|
Highest rainfall totals from 6pm on 27 October 2013 to 8am on 28 October 2013:
|STATION NAME||AREA||RAINFALL TOTAL (MM)|
|OTTERBOURNE W WKS||HAMPSHIRE||50|
|WYCH CROSS||EAST SUSSEX||45.4|
|CARDIFF, BUTE PARK||SOUTH GLAMORGAN||44.8|
|ST ATHAN||SOUTH GLAMORGAN||37|
|ALICE HOLT LODGE||HAMPSHIRE||34.4|