Storm Agnes is advancing towards the British Isles, on alert in these hours due to the heavy rains that will accompany it and, above all, the very strong winds.
Although the phase of bad weather caused by Agnes has already begun, the actual impact of the storm is expected from mid-day, when its center will reach the western coasts ofIreland.
In the following hours the cyclone will cross the island and then reach the Scotland and theEngland northern. According to forecasts, the peak of bad weather it will be recorded between the second part of Wednesday and Thursday.
The winds of Storm Agnes at 1pm on Wednesday 27 September. Source: Ventusky
Both the British and Irish weather centers have issued reports the alert for the territories involved. The passage of the storm risks causing many inconveniences, experts warn: Agnes in fact pushes extremely intense winds towards the islands, with gusts that could reach the intensity of those that normally characterize powerful hurricanes. The most powerful, warns the MetOffice, will be able to reach up to 90 km per hour on the coasts, and even go up to 100-120 km/h in inland areas, especially between the afternoon and evening of Wednesday.
«The wind warning highlights the possibility of damage to buildings caused by strong winds – warns the British center -, as well as the possibility of power outages for some. They are likely too transport disruptions, with the probable closure of some roads and bridges.” Trains, ferries and planes are also at risk.
The combination of strong winds and stormy seas is also worrying for thehigh risk of coastal floodinghigh especially on the eastern and southern coasts of Ireland and on the south-western coasts of Scotland: Agnes could cause serious flooding in the most exposed areas, also flooding roads and houses.
Maximum attention also for the rain: the passage of storm Agnes will in fact be accompanied by abundant rainfallwhich in some areas could cause serious inconvenience and damage.