Tail end of Hurricane Bertha could hit Brighton and Hove

Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 12:10 pm
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The Met Office has this morning issued a yellow weather warning for rain covering Brighton and Hove on Sunday as the remains of Hurricane Bertha move towards the UK.

yellow weather warningThe warning says while the likelihood is low, if it does hit the impact will be severe. 

The warning, which is in place from 12.15am to 11.45pm on Sunday, states: “At this stage there is more than average uncertainty in the forecast, but the public should be aware of the risk of heavy rain, strong winds and large waves, sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.

“This is a particularly volatile situation, and this warning is likely to be changed as the event approaches.”

The Chief Forecaster’s assessment continues: “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.”

Another warning for rain on Friday says the worst of the weather should just miss the city. 

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