Storm Agnes to batter UK with 80mph winds and torrential rain, forecasters warn

The UK weather is set to take a depressing turn with one forecaster warning that it has "storm written all over it" as gusts of 80mph are predicted.

The upcoming patch of rain and wind is set to be bigger than usual, with the first named storm of the season, Storm Agnes, likely to hit on Wednesday (September 27). One person has already begun tying down their things in the garden as it is already "quite windy".

"Tried to make sure everything in the garden was weighted or tied down. It's already quite windy where I live," they wrote on X, formerly Twitter. It appears the weather is set to pick up from there, and will only worsen by Wednesday.

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Storm Agnes could spark power cuts and falling trees, with chaos expected as travel woes are warned of. The North, South-West and Midlands are all set to be hit by the storm.

Weather forecaster Simon King took to X and wrote: "Keep your eye on the forecast for Wednesday this week. This has got our first named storm of the season – Agnes – written all over it. Intensity, timings and warnings still to be firmed up."

The Met Office concurred with the BBC weatherman's stance on the upcoming storm, and stated they were "keeping a very close eye" on the developing storm. A statement from forecaster Craig Snell confirmed expectations of "severe gales".

He said: "We’re keeping a very close eye on it. If we feel the storm warrants being named, we will name it. Severe gales are expected, with potential impacts from wind and rain across many parts of the UK."

There is a "real possibility" of a severe storm, and Thursday is looking no better according to fellow forecaster Brian Gaze of the Weather Outlook. He claimed there is likely to be "heavier rain" and "strong winds" on Thursday.

He said: "From Thursday is likely to see a mixture of showers, heavier rain and brief drier interludes, with the wettest conditions across north-western areas, possibly accompanied by strong winds."

From 7am on Wednesday, a yellow weather warning is in place, with Brits told to prepare for what could be a calamitous few days of weather. Winds of up to 80mph are expected in coastal areas, while 50mph to 60mph could occur inland.

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