Storm Dudley and Eunice in Birmingham: Met Office issues weather warnings

Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast for the region with Storm Dudley and Eunice on the way

A 72-hour weather warning has been issued for Birmingham with Storm Dudley and Eunice set to hit the region this week.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for wind in Birmingham on Wednesday (16 February) as well as a yellow alert on Thursday and Friday this week.

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The weather warning is in place from 3pm on Wednesday to 6am on Thursday and from midnight on Friday to 9pm the same day.

According to the Met Office, Wednesday will be wet and windy at Storm Dudley arrives in Birmingham, with much of the same forecast on Friday.

Wind gusts of 56 mph are even forecast in Birmingham at midday on Friday (18 February), with Storm Eunice set to bring strong winds to the West Midlands, although the weather is expected to return to normal as we head into the weekend.

Yellow weather warnings are in place

Whole country to be hit by storm

Weather experts are predicting the entire country is set to be battered by high winds, with Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan warning that “this whole week is going to see quite a disturbed weather pattern developing across the UK”.

Forecasters have predicted that the worst of the wind looks likely to hit midweek, with a 24-hour weather warning coming into force from 6pm on Wednesday, stretching down from the Orkney Islands to parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, as a weather system moves in.

“That’s likely to bring some severe gales and possibly storm force winds to parts of this region. Western parts of Scotland look like bearing the brunt of the strongest winds, where we could see gusts of 80mph to 90mph on Wednesday night and Thursday morning,” Mr Morgan said.

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