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Birmingham's wild weather set to ease after Storm Brendan - but there's more wind and rain coming

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 15/01/2020 James Rodger
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Stormy weather conditions which disrupted flights and tore the roof from a building are due to ease temporarily.

But another spell of wind and rain is set to smash the UK after Birmingham experienced heavy winds and wild weather on Tuesday.

Birmingham was in the midst of a yellow weather warning, issued by the Met Office, on the second working day of the week.

The city was warned over strengthening winds by the agency, which has today issued its latest forecast.

The 48-hour period of wild weather began with Storm Brendan hammering Ireland on Monday, causing thousands of homes to lose power, before bringing winds in excess of 80mph to parts of Scotland and England.

Airlines were forced to divert flights to Birmingham - having been scheduled to land at Gatwick Airport - on Monday evening while ferries and railways faced disruption.

a tree next to a waterfall: Tree has fallen down in Sparkbrook following Storm Brendan © WMPolice Tree has fallen down in Sparkbrook following Storm Brendan

A second low-pressure front brought further strong gales to much of the country on Tuesday, causing the roof of an apartment block to crash into Slough High Street in Berkshire.

Gusts in the area were in excess of 50mph at the time of the incident, according to the Met Office.

A yellow warning of wind covering much of England is due to expire at 5am on Wednesday, while a rain warning covering south-east England is scheduled to cease at 9am.

a group of people walking in the rain: Storm Brendan has brought heavy rain and winds © Rob Browne /WalesOnline Storm Brendan has brought heavy rain and winds

In Birmingham, today will be a largely dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine and just a few isolated showers. Lower temperatures than of late and still windy, though less so compared to recent days. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Overnight it will remain mostly dry, though one or two showers are still possible. It will turn a little chilly under clear spells. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

On Thursday, after a dry and bright start, it will turn cloudier by lunchtime before some wet and windy weather spreads from the west later in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Friday will bring easing winds but also heavy showers with some hail and thunder perhaps. The weekend should be drier and calmer but colder than of late with overnight frosts.

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Meteorologist Alex Burkill, from the Met Office, said: "It will take a little while but the rain should clear by lunchtime.

"Once it does clear away, otherwise tomorrow, most places are in for some decent sunny spells."

There could be further thundery showers mainly to the north and west of the UK, with the chance of sleet and snow across the hills and mountains of Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to the forecaster.

Some 25 flood warnings and 165 flood alerts were issued by the Environment Agency on Tuesday, as coastal areas struggled with strong gusts, high tides and large waves.

Rail passengers faced delays and temporary speed limits due to the heavy winds and fallen trees, while drivers were advised to take extra care on the roads.

Although the wind is due to ease off on Wednesday, conditions will still be blustery, Mr Burkill said, and temperatures are due to dip slightly to 9 degrees.

But he warned that more unsettled weather was ahead on Thursday, particularly during the second half of the day, when places across the country could expect wet and windy weather.

"It doesn't look as bad as what we've had through the past couple of days," he added.

"At the moment it looks like we'll stay warning free (on Thursday). It's just a windy day rather than a hazardous one."

A gust of 78mph was recorded on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, while the village of Libanus in Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, saw 42mm of rainfall in 24 hours, according to the Met Office.

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