Storm Bronagh disrupts travel with strong winds and heavy rain


The weekend washout is set to follow Storm Bronagh (above) which battered Britain earlier this week.

After the damage and disruption of Storm Ali and Bronagh, another blustery blitz is set bring more volatile weather to the United Kingdom during the weekend.

But conditions are not expected to be as severe as in recent days following storms Ali and Bronagh.

Sheffield saw almost half a month's rain fall in 24 hours, and images posted on social media showed flooding on a number of roads and at the city's train station overnight.

There could be gales along the east coast of England as the low spins away in the North Sea in the small hours.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the low teens, with a high of 15C (59F) expected in the South East. While today will start off dry in most areas, rain will develop in the south this morning before moving northwards through the course of the day.

The Met Office has warned of a "chance" of injuries and danger to life as high winds threaten to blow tiles from roofs and fell trees.

A yellow weather warning for rain across Wales and the north of England is in place for most of Thursday, while a warning for winds of up to 65mph kicks in from 6pm across much of the rest of England.

The warning for the weekend predicts more heavy rain that could cause hard driving conditions, flooding and damage to buildings and longer journey times.

It also says road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

But there is still some uncertainty in the weekend forecast because of doubts concerning the location of a deep area of low pressure predicted to move near the United Kingdom from the Atlantic. Present charts indicate rain and freshening easterly winds will affect the southern half of the country, but that further north it will stay mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells and just light variable winds.