Tropical Storm Henri set to bring wind and rain to the UK

Wednesday's weather map. Image: Met Office
Wednesday's weather map. Image: Met Office

Tropical Storm Henri is bearing down on the British Isles and is set to sweep across the country tomorrow, although Northumberland will escape the worst of the conditions.

The storm will have lost some of its power by the time it reaches the UK, having travelled across the Atlantic, but it will still deliver gale force winds and torrential rain.

The remnants of Henri are expected to reach the South West of the UK in the early hours of Wednesday, before moving north-east across the country before it turns brighter and calmer from the south during Thursday.

Temperatures shouldn’t get above 16°C.

Motorists are being warned that the wet and windy weather will make driving conditions hazardous.

The storm system formed east of Bermuda last Wednesday (September 9) and was upgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm the following day.

A weather system is classed as a tropical storm when it has one-minute sustained wind speeds of 39-72mph and 10 minutes’ sustained wind speeds of 35-63mph.

The next step up from a tropical storm in terms of tropical cyclone classification is a category 1 hurricane.