More stormy weather on the way as Storm Imogen sweeps in

The distinctive swirl of cloud to the west of Ireland on Sunday evening is Storm Imogen. Credit: Met Office

The Anglia region is to suffer more stormy weather as the ninth named storm of the winter, Imogen, sweeps in on Monday.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for the south of England which extended into the south of Essex in the Anglia region.

There is some uncertainty over how far north the strongest winds will extend and the weather warning will be kept under review.

The yellow weather warning for south Essex is in force from 3am on Monday 8 February until 6pm.

"Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as possible damage to trees and structures and interruption of power supplies."

Met Office

It was windy in the Anglia region on Saturday with the highest gust in the area at 57 mph at Cranfield airfield in Bedfordshire.

The Met Office says an area of very strong winds are expected to extend east across much of southern England and parts of south Wales on Monday morning.

Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely quite widely, with 80 mph gusts likely in exposed coastal areas, particularly Cornwall.

Some very large waves are also likely to affect many coasts, in particular the north coasts of Cornwall and Devon. Winds should gradually ease through the afternoon and evening.

The position of Storm Imogen on Monday at noon with tight isobars over the Anglia region indication strong winds. Credit: Met Office

"An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards across the UK on Monday with a swathe of very strong winds around its southern flank, which will cross much of southern England and parts of south Wales. The winds are likely to be very gusty at times, particularly in association with heavy showers running across these areas. "There remains some uncertainty in northward extent of the damaging winds as well as the peak strengths and so this warning will be kept under review."

Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
Forecast peak wind gusts at noon on Monday 8 February 2016 (yellow is 35-46 mph, orange is 46-58 mph and red is 58-69 mph) Credit: Met Office