Storm Imogen to batter Britain with 80mph winds


Swathes of Britain are set to be battered by 80mph winds and heavy rain on Monday as Storm Imogen sweeps in, forecasters said.

The Met Office has issued amber warnings of wind for much of the south west and a yellow warning stretching from southern Wales to the Thames Estuary as the storm sweeps in from the English Channel.

Imogen is threatening to fell trees, down power lines and wreak havoc with the morning commute, while high winds are expected to carry thundery downpours throughout the day that have the potential to cause problems into the evening rush hour.