"Severe Gales and Heavy Rain
Areas Affected: Northern and western districts of Britain and Ireland.
Valid: 22:00 Sunday 11th September - 18:00 Tuesday 12th September 2011
This is a Severe Weather Warning issued by Metcheck at 10:27 on Sunday 11th September 2011, replacing the Advanced Weather Warning that was issued on Friday 09th September 2011.
The remains of ex-hurricane Katia are currently tracking across the Atlantic, heading towards Britain and Ireland, and whilst she has lost hurricane status, a potentially stormy spell of weather is still expected to affect north-western parts of Britain and Ireland.
The track and intensity of this system are still subject to change even at this stage, but current indications are that northern and western Britain will see severe gales or storm force winds gusting in excess of 80mph, with gales developing quite widely elsewhere for a time. This winds may clash with high tides, bringing the risk of coastal flooding in prone areas.
Heavy and persistent rain will accomanpy the winds across western Scotland where in excess of 2 inches (50mm) of rain may fall in the above time period, bringing the risk of localised flooding.
These weather conditions will result in hazardous travelling conditions and bring the risk of some damage and disruption. Please check with the relevant local authorities if you are worried about the risk in your area.
The strong winds and rain are expected to continue into Tuesday across northern areas before gradually easing later in the day.
This Severe Weather Warning will expire on Tuesday evening, but may be superseded by further updates.
Issued by: Paul Barber for Metcheck"