Weather warning issued for South West as Hurricane Bertha moves in
3:24pm Thursday 7th August 2014 in Latest News
THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for the South West on Sunday because of possible heavy rains and high winds.
It is a result of Hurricane Bertha which is currently moving across the Atlantic.
There is a possibility of up to 50mm rain although it is possible the storm will pass by without any real impact on the region.
A spokesman said: “The remains of hurricane Bertha, over the western side of the Atlantic on Thursday morning, will come steadily towards the UK. The transition from a tropical to an extra-tropical feature is a particularly hard one to forecast with confidence, and computer models continue to differ in the location and intensity of the resulting depression, which is expected to pass over, or close to, the UK from early on Sunday.
“There is the potential for widespread rainfall totals of more than 50 mm and coastal gusts of over 60 mph, along with large waves. However, the system may pass harmlessly to the south of the country or spread heavy rain even further north, and the public are advised to keep up to date with warnings.”