Storm Brigid: 150mph Winds Could be Reaching UK by Friday; Met Office Issues Warnings

January 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Storm Brigid, as it has been called, is careening across the Atlantic Ocean and will hit Britain on Friday.

The United Kingdom will be hit with three days of heavy rain, winds with gusts up to 150mph, and likely flooding, according to The Express.

Some experts say the storm will cause as much damage as the devastating St. Jude’s Day Storm in October.

Ireland and Portugal will also get hit by the storm Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

The coastal regions of of the Iberian Peninsula, England, Wales, and Ireland have all issued weather warnings regarding the storm.

Reports indicate that 40-foot waves could hit the British islands and Southwest in Ireland.

The U.K.’s Met Office issued amber and yellow warnings for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in coastal regions–namely in the western portion of the country. The yellow, or “be aware,” warning is for London, Wales, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

“Heavy rain will affect southwest England on Friday before clearing overnight into Saturday. Heavy, squally showers will then follow from the west on Saturday morning,” a Met spokesman told West Briton. “The public should be prepared for the likelihood of significant disruption from flooding across the Somerset Levels.”

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