Hec­tor storms in with 70mph winds

Daily Mail - - News - By Richard Marsden

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.

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