Storm Barbara

This storm naming game is a real hoot isn’t it. I must admit that I didn’t even see this one coming. The Met Office seem to have it well covered though, so here are all the pertinent details about storm Barbara.

Storm Barbara, named by the Spanish, will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Portugal and Spain tomorrow and Wednesday. Across the UK Storm Barbara will probably not cause major impacts, but will bring some rain, which could be heavy, to the south east and possibly central England on Wednesday.
However, the development of this storm system is still relatively uncertain and therefore, although not currently expected, there is still the potential for severe gales to affect the extreme south-east of England during this period. Therefore, we are carefully monitoring the storm’s development.


It strikes me from a quick shufty at the peak wind gust chart from the 12 UTC run of the hires ECMWF model that the strongest winds on Wednesday may well be in eastern parts of the English Channel rather than Spain or Portugal.

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