Weather warning as Hurricane Bertha heads towards UK
12:19 07 August 2014
Met Office places weather warning over North Devon with risk of heavy rain, strong winds and large waves.
A SEVERE weather warning has been issued across North Devon on Sunday as the remains of Hurricane Bertha move towards the UK.
Heavy rain, strong winds and large waves are on the forecast, with the Met Office warning of a ‘particularly volatile situation’.
A chief forecaster said: “The remains of hurricane Bertha, over the western side of the Atlantic on Thursday morning, will come steadily towards the UK.
“The transition from a tropical to an extra-tropical feature is a particularly hard one to forecast with confidence, and computer models continue to differ in the location and intensity of the resulting depression, which is expected to pass over, or close to, the UK from early on Sunday.
“There is the potential for widespread rainfall totals of more than 50 mm and coastal gusts of over 60 mph, along with large waves.
“However, the system may pass harmlessly to the south of the country, or spread heavy rain even further north, and the public are advised to keep up to date with warnings.”