Hector storms in with 70mph winds
BRITAIN’S first named storm since January is set to bring heavy rain and winds gusting up to 70mph today. The Met office has issued a warning for northern Yorkshire and Lancashire, Cumbria and north-east england, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Storm hector is set to cross the country between 3am and 3pm today. officials are warning of ‘a small chance of injuries and danger to life’ from flying debris, and large waves in coastal areas. There could also be disruption to transport and power cuts.
Further south in england and Wales it is still likely to be windy, but the rain is due to clear early on, to be followed by sunny intervals. It is likely to be sunny for the Duchess of Sussex’s first engagement with the Queen in Chester today, with temperatures of 18C (64F) but winds could still reach 25mph, with gusts of 35mph.
Into next week, the Met office predicts warm, fine and dry weather in the Midlands and South on Monday, but cloudy conditions with patchy rain further North and West.