UK weather WARNING: ‘Danger to life’ Met Office in rare 4am alert as Storm Pablo to hit

Weather warnings come into force on Saturday morning across swathes of Britain for winds of up to 80mph and 60mm of rain. A yellow warning for wind runs from 4am for 12 hours on Saturday across south Wales and southern England.

Strong gusts could cause disruption especially in the south west with a “small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris”, the Met Office said.

The wind warning says: “An area of low pressure is expected to bring a spell of strong winds and heavy rain to southern England and south Wales on Saturday.

“Gusts of 55-60 mph are likely inland with gusts of 70 mph around coasts and over hills - the strongest gusts most likely across coastal south west England where isolated gusts of up to 80 mph are possible in very exposed locations during the morning.

“There is some uncertainty in the northern extent of strong winds. Winds are expected to slowly ease from the west during the afternoon.”

There is also a yellow rain warning from 6am to 10pm across Wales and western England which could lead to “some flooding and travel disruption”.

The Met Office said there is a “small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life”.

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“While there is some uncertainty over the weekend weather, what we do know is that it is going to be wet and windy with the potential for gale-force gusts especially across the south west.

“Low pressure is moving right across the UK, the remains of Hurricane Pablo is going to be in the mix, it will be swept into the westerly flow of this Atlantic low coming into the UK.

“Hurricane Pablo formed on Sunday to the west of Iberia – it is the farthest east on record that an Atlantic Hurricane has formed.”

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