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Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
Just one day after Storm Ali left two people dead and more than 140 000 homes without power, the second named storm of the season - Bronagh - threatens southern Ireland and central and southern Britain with strong winds and squally rain today and tomorrow, September 20 and 21, 2018. There is also a potential for another storm to form late Saturday into Sunday, September 22 into 23.
An intense low-pressure system, which will develop across parts of Wales and South West England during this evening before spreading further eastwards across England, has been named Storm Bronagh by the Met Office and Met Éireann on September 20.
A frontal zone will bring heavy rain throughout today (Thursday) before the winds strengthen later in the day bringing gale force winds through this evening and overnight into Friday, and possibly severe gales in a few places.
Two Yellow Met Office Weather Warnings are in force, the first is for rain covering Wales and parts of North West England, then later in the day, a Yellow wind warning is also in place for much of England and parts of Wales.
Bronagh will bring wind gusts of 72 - 80 km/h (45-50 mph) quite widely around exposed coasts and in a few spots inland, while some gusts of 95 - 105 km/h (60-65 mph) are possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will be accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of squally heavy rain in places, UK Met Office said.
Storm Bronagh Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow