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|
Ohh my gose.. if this such big storm come in front of my village or town than i am 100% sure that it not leave my house any more.. it totally destroy it..
right now which tornado detail you have been given, so how much houses it will be destroy and must mention how many people loose their lives..??
Just been listening to the news on BBC Radio 4 this morning. According to the reporter on site in north London where a tree had blown over on to a house (albeit virtually no damage was caused to the house according to the tree surgeon interviewed) winds reached 100 mph at that location.
From the Met Office stats it appears that the maximum wind gusts, not speeds, in the London area never exceeded 70 mph. I take it this is just more gross exaggeration from the BBC lackeys, who were no doubt just itching to blame all this on global warming, or whatever the current favourite term is at present. Don’t expect to hear a correction though, it’s much more likely to be repeated in other reports.
I understand that there was a Stingjet associated with this depression, can the MetO confirm this?
The satellite imagery indicates a there was a sting jet associated with the storm – the hook of cloud on the western side is an idicator of this.
Thanks Helen, I suspect it would probably equate to when the strongest gusts occurred.
Here near Bristol we escaped the worst by just a few miles. The main features were the heavy and steady rain, the high temperature at 16C and the barometer falling rapidly to 28.80″ or 978mb. The winds were mostly light but with a few strong gusts of force 6 or 7 between 0330 and 0600utc.
Hi does anyone on here know what the rain fall has been in a particular area, or were best to check for it, I live in paisley, scotland thx