The storm was named by the Spanish meteorological service Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) on Thursday. This weekend bad weather will spread across the north-west of the UK over the weekend wreaking havoc in its wake for exasperated Brits.
Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Paul Gundersen, said: “This weekend we’ll see another named Storm bring strong winds to parts of the UK with several wind and rain warnings in place.
“On Friday a band of rain associated with Storm Jorge will move across the UK – we have issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England, where rain will be heaviest and we could see 60-80mm possible over the highest ground.
“South-westerly winds will strengthen through Saturday morning and it’ll turn widely windy except for northern Scotland, with wind warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and much of England.
“Where warnings are in place gusts of 50-60mph are likely quite widely with 65-70mph possible in coastal areas, however, the strongest and most damaging winds are expected across the Republic of Ireland.”
Many have asked why the latest storm is not named Ellen, and the Met Office have dispelled speculation by explaining that it was not named by them, but by The Spanish meteorological service.
The fact that the storm has a different name than expected, should not influence the response by the public, who should take every precaution to avoid warning areas
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Harris, said: “As Storm Jorge begins to weaken and clear later on Saturday we’ll see a trend back to slightly colder conditions, with some snow over hills and mountains in the north of the UK and a mixture of rain and hail showers in the south.
“Away from much of Scotland, it’ll remain blustery on Sunday, although not quite as windy as Saturday.
“The weather looks likely to remain rather cold and showery into next week and there’s a chance of further wet and windy weather around the middle of the week, although confidence in details is low at this stage.”
Outraged Twitter users took to the site to express their feelings about the latest weather update.
One said: “Have we had an officially named storm every weekend of February so far?! Seems like it’s been permanently raining on Fri/Sat/Sun for eternity! It wasn’t ‘it rained for 40 days and 40 nights’ just at weekends was it? #StormJorge”
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Another replied: “There seems to be a storm every week I can’t wait to be out of storm season . Brace yourself for Storm Jorge, hitting UK and Ireland over the weekend”
A third remarked: “Storm Jorge how have we had 10 storms this year already”
A fourth exclaimed: “Oh no. Not another storm. We already had enough of it. We need some better and brighter weather in the UK. I truly hope #StormJorge doesn’t stay too long.”
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