Warnings revised as Storm Erik batters parts of UK

Posted February 09, 2019

There will be very high seas as well with some coastal flooding.

A tree brought down by the wind has crushed two cars in Devon, leaving one man critically injured and a woman in hospital.

Despite The Met Office's yellow warning of wind during Friday and Saturday for Berkshire being cancelled, heavy rain and strong winds are expected across the county throughout Friday, February 8.

Storm Erik isn't finished with the United Kingdom and Ireland just yet.

A yellow wind warning remains in place for Clare but the worst of the conditions are in the north-westerly counties.

The weather would result in some "quite nasty travelling conditions", said Sarah Kent, a Met Office meteorologist. "And that is going to be in association with outbreaks of heavy rain too", she said.

'Large waves are expected across coastal areas where gusts could reach 70mph, possibly affecting coastal routes and sea fronts, ' Lang added.

Storm Erik will be reaching Ireland soon bringing damaging winds to the country along with many other parts of the United Kingdom. The wind warning along the south coast of England lapses on Friday evening but a wind warning extends over more of England into north Wales during Saturday.

Storm Erik was named by Irish forecaster Met Eireann on Thursday and overnight brought winds of 56mph to Cork.

A statement on the Met Office website said: "A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to move east through Saturday morning, easing from the west during the day".