Remnants of Lorenzo bring wet and windy weather


Western parts of the country are encountering wet and windy weather on Friday as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo move through the UK.

Gusts of up to 30mph are expected in south-west England and parts of south Wales, although a yellow weather warning for the region has been lifted.

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The Met Office said rain would accompany the windy weather, but said conditions would improve later in the day.

“Quite a windy day in south Wales and south-west England as the remnants of Storm Lorenzo move south-eastwards from Ireland, though by this stage a weak feature,” Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said.

“Some rain and drizzle will accompany the wind in these parts, though it’ll turn drier later in the day.

“It’ll be brightest with some sunshine in northern Scotland, particularly the Northern Isles.”

Good morning UK! Fairly cloudy for many. Some rain & drizzle around at first, especially over parts of Northern Ireland & Wales, but conditions tending to become drier later. Quite windy, especially in SW England & south and west Wales. More here: ^Steve

— Met Office (@metoffice) October 4, 2019

The storm front from Lorenzo caused more disruption as it passed across Ireland, however, with thousands of homes and businesses left without power.

The gusts downed trees and debris across the country overnight.

Met Eireann said strong westerly winds are to persist, with gusts of up to 65 km/hr.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain on Sunday.

Heavy downpours are forecast in the eastern and northern parts of England, as well as southern Scotland.