Met Office ‘danger to life’ weather warning – maps show exactly where is at risk

The Met Office has issued an urgent "danger to life" warning across most of the United Kingdom as strong winds look set to batter the country.

Gusts are expected to reach up to 80mph in coastal areas and between 45mph and 60mph inland, with the wind warning coming into place at 10am on Wednesday (September 27) and lasting until 7am on Thursday (September 29).

The Met Office's map shows the chaotic conditions will be felt from Aberdeen in Scotland right down to the Midlands, with cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff all impacted.

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Advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts tell a similar story and data shows the areas impacted by the weather system face around 3mm of rain per hour. Only southern regions seem to be in the clear.

The Met Office has warned of a "danger to life" from "flying debris", adding that there is also a "slight chance" of some damage to buildings. Power cuts could also occur and mobile phone signal could be impacted.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Mark Sidaway, said: “A deep area of low pressure is expected to approach south-west Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday. There is some uncertainty on the precise track and strength of this weather system, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60mph gusts affecting inland areas.

“A yellow warning for wind has been issued for much of the country from 10am on Wednesday to 7am on Thursday. Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75mph, with a small chance of 80mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.”

Those living in coastal areas such as Cornwall, Southport and Blackpool are also being warned about large waves that the wind could bring.

“There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads,” the Met Office added.

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