- Check to see how badly your area will be affected by Storm Debi hitting the UK
Heavy rain and severe gale-force winds are set to strike across Britain today as Storm Debi is primed to wreak havoc across the UK.
Forecasters have warned strong and powerful winds could result in flying debris. Damage to buildings and structures is likely, and heavy items such as tiles blown from roofs may present a potential danger to life.
So, will your local area be affected by Storm Debi? How long are adverse weather conditions expected to last?
Read on below for a full weather tracker and map of where Storm Debi will be most potent across the UK.
Storm Debi UK weather tracker
Commuters attempt to shelter during wet and windy weather on London Bridge in central London as storm Debi arrives in the United Kingdom
A number of weather warnings have been issued across the UK, with parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all primed to feel the full force of Storm Debi.
A yellow warning for wind, the lowest level of alert, is in place until 6pm for areas including Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England.
In Scotland, a yellow warning for rain is in place for Aberdeenshire from 10am until 9pm.
The ferocity of the storm saw gusts of wind up to 77 miles per hour recorded at Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd.
Chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: ‘Storm Debi has developed rapidly overnight and will bring impacts across parts of the UK today.
‘Because of the particular risk of impacts to parts of County Armagh and County Down this morning and parts of northwest England through much of the day we have issued two amber wind warnings.’
Storm Debi UK weather map
Weather warnings have been issued for large parts of the UK, as the storm is forecast to sweep across Ireland before reaching northern England and parts of Wales today, with the potential for 80mph gusts in some areas
A yellow warning for wind, the lowest level of alert, will be in place from 4am until 6pm for areas including Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England. Aberdeenshire in Scotland will have a yellow warning for rain from 10am until 9pm
An amber weather warning has been issued for parts of north-west England as Storm Debi hits the UK, bringing heavy rain and severe gale-force winds
The Met Office has warned that flooding could impact homes and businesses, with a deluge of rain anticipated across the UK throughout Monday November 13.
It added that mobile phone coverage could also be affected, with injuries and a danger to life possible because of large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal and road properties.
Jonathan Vautrey, meteorologist for the Met Office, urged people to ‘take care before you travel’ as morning rush hour is expected to be affected.
He said: ‘There will be some heavy rainfall, the potential for flying debris, the potential for disruption to travel and infrastructure in places.’
Simon Partridge, a spokesman for the Met Office, added: ‘For parts of north-west Wales and England, there is a possibility of 70 to 80mph winds.
‘It will be a wet and blustery day for all.’
It comes after Storm Ciaran brought 104mph tornado winds that ravaged the Channel Islands earlier in November.
A rare red warning was in force in Jersey after gale-force winds and torrential rain wreaked havoc in the southern England and other parts of the UK.
Schools were shut, flights to the mainland cancelled and people forced to evacuate from their homes after being battered by the powerful gales.