Storm Eunice: Met Office simulates path of strengthening storm
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The Met Office, known for not being prone to overstatement, has delivered a stark warning to Brits who may venture outdoors on Friday. Meteorologist Alex Deakin said that while the storm will hit the UK in the early hours of Friday morning the most dangerous period could be later in the afternoon.
Mr Deakin emphasised that coastal areas of the south west face the full wrath of Eunice on Friday afternoon.
He said: “A rare red weather warning for the south west.
“Gusts of 70/80 mph, perhaps more on some of those exposed coasts.
“Significant waves and a storm surge. The whole sea will get lifted up.
“Please do not go out if you are in that red warning area unless you absolutely have to.”
Mr Deakin continued by pointing out how unusual a red warning was.
He said: “Here at the Met Office we only issue a red weather warnings when we think there is a threat to life.
“We put one out on Thursday evening because Storm Eunice is really picking a punch.”
Mr Deakin said Eunice would “move out” into the North Sea “by the end of Friday”.
However, he added there would be “significant disruption” before then in terms of very strong winds and snow.
He said: “We are likely to see significant disruption from Storm Eunice.
“Heavy snowfall for a time across Northern Ireland and increasingly northern England into southern and central Scotland.
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“The greatest cause of concern from Storm Eunice is the wind, particularly on Friday morning.”
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