Forecaster dismisses claims 'once-in-50-years' storm to hit

Brendan Jones, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, has rubbished claims that Britain is set to be battered by the worst storms in 50-years as "clearly over the top" and "nonsense".

He said: "The storm coming up is no worse than the winds last week. And in terms of wind they will not be as severe."

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