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Will Lorenzo affect the West Country weather?

On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Lorenzo weakened into a deep Atlantic low pressure system. With forecast wind speeds of 60 to 70 mph across Ireland, the weather service there decided to name the storm, keeping it as Lorenzo.

Here's the NASA Worldview from October 2nd. Credit: NASA Worldview

For the West Country we're likely to see some wet and windy weather for the rest of the working week. Although not as strong, gusts around the Isles of Scilly, Devon and Cornwall could reach 60 mph, particularly around the coasts, so the Met Office has issued a wind warning for much of Friday.

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This is likely to cause some difficult journeys to and from work, especially on high routes and across bridges, so as always it's worth giving yourself extra time and checking the roads and public transport before you head out.

As for the weekend, it's looking mixed. Saturday is currently cloudy and damp during the day with some rain in the evening, but by Sunday we should see a little more sunshine and lighter winds.