The latest model runs are continuing to back off the idea of storm force winds affecting the country later this week and the UKMO have decided to play it cool about naming Wednesday’s low storm Evert and only issued a yellow warning for strong winds for England and Wales. They must have twisted the arm of Met Eireann about this because they look likely to brunt the worst of the wind, and it’s not outside the realms of possibility that they will issue an amber alert later today and trigger the naming of the storm – watch this space.
“Strong and gusty winds are likely to develop on Wednesday evening and continue into Thursday across England and Wales. Gusts of 50-55 mph are possible inland, especially close to showers. Gusts may reach 60-70 mph on coasts and hills, especially in the west, before gradually easing on Thursday afternoon.”UKMO