England is braced for strong winds on Monday (November 13) as Storm Debi is set to arrive in the country
Most of northern England will feel the impacts of the strong gusts with a weather warning - which warns of “possible danger to life from flying debris” - in place from 4am until 6pm. Winds could reach 80mph in some areas of the north.
The Met Office has issued a number of yellow weather warnings for parts of the country, but will Birmingham be impacted by the storm?
As mentioned, yellow weather warnings are in place in many parts of northern areas. Although, it looks as though Birmingham will escape the very worst of the storm but strong winds are still forecast for the city on Monday.
Wind gusts of up to 40mph are forecast for the city between 10am and 2pm. There will also be some heavy rain in the morning before the sun comes out later on n the day.
Met Office forecast
Cloudy and wet to start, with heavy rain moving northeastwards. Winds strengthening further through the morning and remaining strong through the afternoon, before slowly easing into the evening. Turning milder. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Remaining unsettled with blustery showers, heavy and thundery on Tuesday. Drier for a time on Wednesday with lighter winds but further rain possible through much of Thursday, often breezy.
Jason Kelly, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The strongest winds are expected to affect parts of the Republic of Ireland early on Monday, possibly coinciding with the morning commute, before then affecting parts of north Wales and northern England into the afternoon.
“Whilst the very strongest winds will have eased somewhat before reaching the UK, we are still expecting some significant impacts and a wind warning has been issued. Additionally, Debi will bring a period of heavy rain to Northern Ireland for which a combined wind and rain warning has been issued.”