A day after Storm Ali brought record-breaking 91mph (146km/h) wind gusts to Northern Ireland, a second named storm –Bronagh– is tearing across the UK.
Gusts of 65mph (105km/h) have been recorded at Capel Curig, Snowdonia — among the strongest brought by Storm Bronagh overnight.
Sennybridge in Powys received 74mm (2.9in) of rain in less than 24 hours — half the village’s typical monthly rainfall.
Multiple flood warnings and alerts are in place across the country.
Lots going on!#StormBronagh
🍃Severe gales & potentially damaging winds for England&Wales tonight
🌧️Torrential rain for some, months worth of rain for parts of Wales
💧Reports of localised flooding, both England&Wales – rivers swelling
🌪️Squally front to bring tornado risk pic.twitter.com/kD3SIJLQpp
— Official Weather UK ☀️❄️⚡🌧️🍃 (@_NorwichWeather) September 20, 2018
2 to 3 inches of rain has fallen in parts of mid and north #Wales in the last 24 hours 🌧️☔
— Derek Brockway – weatherman (@DerekTheWeather) September 21, 2018
Just 24 hours before Storm Bronagh hit, the UK was battered by Storm Ali and it’s 100mph winds:
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 20, 2018
Forecasters are keeping close watch on another menacing-looking low pressure approaching from the West, due to hit Sunday.
Possibly the third named storm in just four days.