Photo The Sun Waves batter the Cornwall coast
A series of massive storms rolling in from
the Atlantic are unleashing powerful winds to Ireland the UK, France, Spain and
neighboring Portugal through the first weekend of February.
most extreme winds before the storms shifts southward later today.
exposed coastal areas possibly resulting in travel delays power outages and
damage to trees and homes.
wind-driven rain will pound the same communities each day.
The greatest threat for flooding will be
across northern Portugal and northwestern Spain where rainfall totals of 75-150
mm (3-6 inches) will be common with local amounts exceeding 200 mm (8 inches).
expect 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) of rain through Sunday, prompting localized
storms will also bring a high risk for coastal flooding, especially during high
tide,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
the Bay of Biscay through Sunday with waves over 9 meters (30 feet) at times,”
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across France and Spain next week. However, the threat for damaging winds and
flooding will lessen.
A swell chart from Thursday at 9pm shows the largest waves reaching 36ft just off the coast of England and Ireland
Met Office has issued severe weather warnings but has not named the low pressure system moving across, they have issued 42 flood alerts.
Four people were rescued after getting stuck in 70mph winds on a Scottish coastal walk last night as storms brought huge waves and flash flooding across the west of Britain.
With weather warnings in place, power cables have exploded, sending sparks flying, as stormy weather makes its way across the Atlantic to Britain.
Trees have been blown over, crushing cars in Devon, while waves have battered the coastline in Dawlish.
Coastguard rescue teams from Portpatrick, Stranraer, Drummore and Ballantrae were scrambled after a woman injured her leg and she and her three companions got stuck in inaccessible terrain near Dunskey Castle, in Dumfries and Galloway.
In Stafford, a man had to be rescued by firefighters when his Mercedes was swamped with floodwater after a freak rain shower.