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Hurricane Bertha 2014 headed towards the UK

Aug 8 2014, 6:28am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Hurricane Bertha 2014 headed towards the UK
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Hurricane Bertha may yet give some trouble to Britons as it is headed towards the UK in 2014.

The meteorological office has reported that Tropical Storm Bertha may weaken in its fury in the near future yet it will make its way to the United Kingdom. 

There it may create a little disturbance. If the forecast devices and methodologies of the meteorologists are right on target, this sort of scenario is likely to occur soon enough. 

Currently it is the underbelly of the UK that is most vulnerable to the hurricane. Even the northern regions of France are not immune to the devastating effects of Hurricane Bertha

According to weather warning issued by the Met Office, heavy rainfall can hit Wales and southern England this Sunday.

"There is the potential for widespread rainfall totals of more than 50mm and coastal gusts of over 60mph, along with large waves," said the Met (via Guardian).

"However, the system may pass harmlessly to the south of the country or spread heavy rain even further north, and the public are advised to keep up to date with warnings."

The stormy weather will advance slowly across the Atlantic over the next couple of days or so. The metamorphosis from tropical to extra-tropical storm is something that has been somewhat of a surprise. 

The United Kingdom will have to be prepared for this disaster and calamity. Torrential rainfall and raging winds not to mention choppy waves will make the conditions difficult to traverse. 

Chief Meteorologist, Eddy Carroll, said, "There is still considerable uncertainty surrounding this weekend's weather, with the potential for heavy rainfall and strong coastal winds, along with large waves."

"However, there is a chance that the system may pass to the south of the country, or spread heavy rain even further north. Rain and strong winds may well bring disruption, especially in the south, and people should stay up to date with the latest Met Office warnings."

Most Britons will be kept up to date regarding the situation surrounding Hurricane Bertha. Quite a few downpours are due today in the southern parts of Britain. 

The Midlands, northwest and eastern regions of England will bear the brunt of the burden. By Sunday and Monday though, high tides and floods may pay a visit to the coastal areas. 

The forecast may be slightly faulty so the people concerned are requested to keep checking and rechecking the weather reports that come with each passing hour. 

The next 48 hours are crucial for the transformations and changes that will occur regardless of human agency. Flood warnings will be made available free of cost to people. 

From the present time until Tuesday of next week, Hurricane Bertha 2014 will wreak havoc in many areas of the UK. It will start from the eastern portion and proceed to the southern loci until finally (and hopefully) it passes away. 

Craig Woolhouse, Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager, said, "Heavy downpours, some slow-moving, bring a risk of localised surface water flooding to parts of the Midlands, the north-west and eastern areas of England on Friday."

"On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides and strong westerly winds brings a possible risk of flooding to the south-west coast of England and along the Severn Estuary while heavy rain may also lead to localised surface water flooding in parts of southern and central parts of England. However, the forecast remains uncertain so we advise people to regularly check the flood risk situation over the next 48 hours."

Until this catastrophe subsides all individuals will have to be extra careful and exercise caution in their everyday activities. They will have to put many of their chores on hold for awhile. 

 

You can get more details about Hurricane Bertha 2014 on the Met Office's severe weather warnings page. UK residents can sign up to receive free flood warnings, check their flood risk and keep up to date with the latest situation on the GOV.UK website.

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