UK Met Office release weather warning as Ex-Hurricane Epilson smashes into Britain. The huge storm will see a large surge barrelling into Britain, with wild winds and torrential rain.
The forecaster has warned several areas across Britain could be hammered by torrential downpours which could lead to flooding and travel disruption. Terrifying weather charts also show the barreling storm packing winds of up to 70mph that could smash into UK shores throughout the week.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said although Epsilon has now been declared a “post-tropical cyclone”, it still remains a “very powerful and dangerous storm” until it is absorbed by another “large extratropical low pressure system over the north-eastern Atlantic”.
The Met Office warning reads: “Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday.
“Accumulations of 1.2 to 1.6 inches (30mm to 40mm) can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 2 to 2.4 inches (50mm to 80mm).
“The heaviest rainfall, however, is expected to be across the hills and mountains of northwest Wales where four to 5.1 inches (100mm to 130mm) of rainfall is possible by the end of Friday.”