The remnants of sub-tropical storm Ernesto will hit the UK this weekend, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds.
However, as storm Ernesto approaches the UK, it will loose intensity and won’t bring any damaging winds unlike what some newspapers are reporting.
The main impact of the storm will be rain during Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday.
Scary newspaper headlines about remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto reinforce that it’s all about clicks & shares.
We’ve barely had rain for three months. Rivers are running low. Shouldn’t headline be: “Ernesto brings much-needed rain to UK”
Ah, but no, that doesn’t invoke fear. pic.twitter.com/3Q4UyNAD1u
— Liam Dutton – Weatherman (@liamdutton) August 18, 2018
Current Met Office forecasts suggest that Merseyside will see the heaviest of the rain during Sunday morning with winds picking up to around 30mph.
The Met Office says: “Little change through the evening. However, more extensive, persistent and at times heavier rain will affect many parts by the early hours. Becoming windy in coastal areas.
“A wet start on Sunday, but the rain will ease through the morning, leaving a drier afternoon, with the best of any sunshine later in the day. Staying warm, with winds easing.”
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