Storm Ciara heading for Lincoln, Met Office warns

Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to hit the UK through the weekend in a low-pressure system dubbed Storm Ciara by the Met Office.

Wind gusts will widely reach 50-60 mph across inland areas and the strongest gusts will reach around 80 mph.

A yellow National Severe Weather Warning for wind has been issued covering the whole of the UK from 6pm on Saturday evening and all day on Sunday until midnight.

The warning covers the whole of the UK: Met Office

The Met Office states: “Storm Ciara can be expected to bring a range of disruption which may affect some power supplies and transport services across many parts of the UK.”

Neil Armstrong is a chief forecaster with the Met Office. He said: “An extremely strong jet stream flowing from North America will be steering a succession of low-pressure systems towards the UK at least into the middle of next week.

“The relative predictability of this pattern has provided an early warning and has given us the certainty to be able to name this storm four days ahead.”

Drivers have been warned that there is a small chance some roads and bridges will be closed.

There is also a small chance of damage to some buildings such as tiles being blown from roofs.

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