Storm Francis mapped as brutal 70mph gales and torrential rain to hit tomorrow

The UK is set to be battered by yet another storm as brutal 70mph winds are predicted to hammer Britain – but how will your area be affected?

The Met Office has forecasted 36 hours of life-threatening weather conditions just days after Storm Ellen passed starting tomorrow morning.

Weather experts have named the latest storm as Francis, and reckon it will bring 70mph winds and 4ins of rain in a two-day blitz.

Severe weather warnings have been put in place for most of the UK with Brits being warned about power cuts and travel chaos.

Flying debris and huge waves are expected to pose a danger to life in coastal areas.

While Weather Outlook maps show the whole country engulfed by driving rain tomorrow.

It will be a blow for the scores of holiday-hungry Brits hoping to have a staycation by the seaside.

Three yellow weather warnings have been put in place as Storm Francis moves closer to the UK.

Severe storms are expected to batter Britain from Monday night until Wednesday afternoon.

The Met Office said: “Wind and rain warnings are in force for Tuesday as another named storm impacts the UK.

"A deep area of low pressure will cross the UK from Monday night, bringing wind gusts of 60mph and potentially 70mph in exposed western locations and also heavy rain for many.

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"A yellow wind warning is in force for the whole of Wales and most of England until midday on Wednesday.

“Gusts are likely to reach 55-60mph for quite a few places, with exposed coasts and hills seeing gusts of around 70mph."

The storm will work its way across Britain, battering the south west first before blowing across the nations.

South West

Storm Francis will start hammering the south west at midnight tonight as the region is warned of brutal winds and lashings of rain.

The Met Office says winds will be forceful among the coast and warned Brits to be careful in the severe weather.

By Wednesday the wind and rain will begin to ease as Storm Francis starts wreaking havoc further along the country.

Thursday and Friday could be unsettled with showers and long spells of rain predicted.

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South East and London

Tuesday will see heavy rain spread across the south as gale force winds batter the coast.

As the storm works its way into the region, Wednesday will continue to be wet and windy before Storm Francis moves on.

Winds will still gale force – up to 70mph in some places – as forecasters warn of a danger to life.

And Thursday will still see showers but the crux of Francis will have blown further north.

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The Midlands will see Storm Francis move in overnight and see the full force of the storm by tomorrow morning – complete with gale force winds.

Tuesday will be the worst day for the Midlands, with strong winds predicted for the entire region and constant rainy spells.

By Wednesday the storm will have eased, even making way for some rare sunshine by the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday will be unsettled, like a lot of the country, with strong winds predicted again for Friday.

North West

The North West will be one of the last regions to experience the storm, remaining largely dry overnight.

But heavy rain and wind will move in by the morning and forecasters predict strong winds.

Tuesday will be very wet and windy, with downpours expected in the afternoon.

North East

The north east will also be clear overnight, and remain dry into tomorrow morning.

But heavy rain will spread across the region by the end of the day bringing strong to gale force winds.

Wednesday looks set to be wet and windy too, with clouds and shower rain sticking around into Thursday.

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Scotland will see downpours of lashing rain as Storm Francis sweeps up the country.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for rain on Tuesday stretching through to Wednesday morning.

Forecasters warned of floods and gusts of 50mph winds in south-west Scotland.


Wales also has weather warnings in place for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Storms, persistent rain and strong 50mph winds are expected as well as a drop in temperature.

The whole of the country has been slapped with a yellow weather warning by forecasters who expect strong gales to cause disruption with transport.

Experts predict heavy rain sweeping northeast across all but central and northern Scotland by Tuesday.

Tuesday will be wet and windy across most of the UK with the south coast expected to be hammered by brutal gusts.

By Wednesday the heaviest storms should start to pass and only light showers will remain.

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