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Storm Bronagh: Everything you need to know about our weather warning

A tree fell on a house in Wensleydale Road, Handsworth, during Storm Ali. Credit: BPM Media

A yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of the region as Storm Bronagh prepares to sweep the country.

Storm Ali, the first storm of the season, has already battered parts of the British Isles with gusts of 102mph.

The latest front - called Storm Bronagh - is expected to bring downpours and strong winds to much of England on Thursday.

But when is it coming to the Midlands?

A tree blocked part of a road in Erdington, Birmingham, when it blew over on Wednesday. Credit: Michael Dinneny

What is Storm Bronagh?

Storm Bronagh is the second storm of the season preparing to sweep parts of the region.

The Met Office and Met Eireann have warned of the possibility of a danger to life and damage to buildings. It comes a day after two people were killed by Storm Ali.

Storm Ali has already battered parts of the East and West Midlands. In Handsworth in Birmingham, a tree even fell onto someone's house, bringing part of the road up with it.

High winds have caused trees to fall over, like here in Small Heath. Credit: BPM Media

Is there a weather warning in place?

Yes. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the East and West Midlands.

The warning is for wind and is valid from 6pm this evening (Thurs) to 9am on Friday.

What can we expect from the weather warning?

Gusts could reach 65mph and there will be outbreaks of heavy rain.

On their website, the Met Office says: "The strongest winds are expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday. Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland, as well as more widely around exposed coasts.

"However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places."

What about over the weekend?

There is currently another yellow weather warning for win in place for the East and West Midlands on Sunday.

The Met Office say developments are very uncertain at this stage but 'there is a small chance of 'disruptive winds'.

Gusts should clear early on Monday.

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