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Storm Claudio news – live: Met Office issues new weather warning as trains cancelled

Winds of up to 70mph hit England’s southern coast

Stuti Mishra,Zoe Tidman
Tuesday 01 November 2022 16:43 GMT
UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

The Met Office has issued a new weather warning as Storm Claudio continues to batter the UK with strong winds and rain.

While southern England has been the worst-hit so far, northern England has now been given a yellow weather warning for wind for most of tomorrow. Areas of Wales are also covered.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland and southern parts of Scotland have now been hit with a rain warning on Wednesday..

Storm Claudio has already brought 70mph winds to southern England. and caused disruption to the rails, with trains cancelled or services facing delays this morning.

It is expected to move eastward to bring heavy showers across southern and central England throughout the day.

Human-induced global heating is making extreme weather events including rainfall during storms more intense, meaning the storms can cause more damage.

The new storm comes after the UK experienced above-average temperatures as October drew to a close.


Images from Storm Claudio

Here are some more images people are sharing from Storm Claudio:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 16:43

Isolated tornadoes?

It looks like a watch has been issued for isolated tornadoes tomorrow:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 16:28

We are going to be pausing coverage of Storm Claudio for now. Thanks for following.

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 16:04

Hovercraft cancellation

A hovercraft service ferrying people between Portsmouth and Isle of Wight has cancelled services due to Storm Claudio:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 16:00

Advice on driving in Storm Claudio

The Met Office has shared some advice on driving in the wet and windy weather amid Storm Claudio:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 15:40

‘Strong winds’ tomorrow for much of UK

The chief meteorologist at the Met Office, Neil Armstrong, says: “Much of the UK can expect a spell of strong southerly winds on Wednesday, but the warning area highlights where gusts of up to 65mph will be and therefore where there are likely to be some travel delays.”

He adds: “Thirty to 40mm of rain is expected to fall in some areas, and where it falls over ground already wet from recent rainfall as well as fallen leaves there may be spray and flooding on the roads as well as travel delays”

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 14:50

Storm Claudio tweets

People are still tweeting about Storm Claudio:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 14:17

Over in Brighton...

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 13:56

Heavy showers moving east, Met Office says

Here’s the Met Office latest on Storm Claudio:

Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 13:36

Storm Claudio in London

Here are some images from London as Storm Claudio batters the capital:

Commuters battled through the weather at Trafalgar Square (PA)
Storm Claudio is sweeping through the UK (PA)
Zoe Tidman1 November 2022 13:11

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