Brighton should batten down the hatches as Storm Eunice is heading this way.

Coming in straight after Storm Dudley is due to hit northern England and Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday, Storm Eunice will bring more of the same to southern areas of the country on Friday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said; “An active jet stream is driving low pressure systems across the country, both of which are likely to cause some disruption and National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued”.


Storm Eunice

The second low-pressure system of the week, Storm Eunice will track across central areas of the UK on Friday.

Impacts expected include very strong winds with 60-70 mph gusts possible inland, perhaps even stronger in some places, though the strongest winds and worst-affected areas are uncertain at present.

This system is also expected to bring some heavy rain with it too.


Plan journeys and "take extra care"

National Highways Head of Road Safety, Jeremy Phillips, said: “We’re encouraging drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys and consider if their journey is necessary and can be delayed until conditions improve.

“If you do intend to travel, then plan your journey and take extra care, allowing more time for your journey.

“In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

“Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind which can affect handling and braking, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.

“In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signed diversion routes.”

:: Check the latest forecast for your area on the Met Office website.