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What is Storm Brian and is it on its way to Norfolk?

PUBLISHED: 14:26 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 21:20 19 October 2017

Strong wind blows across Cromer Pier.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Strong wind blows across Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Following the wrath of Ophelia earlier in the week, a new storm looks set to sweep the country.

Stormy weather hits Ness Point, Lowestoft. Stormy weather hits Ness Point, Lowestoft.

A name has not yet been confirmed for the storm but it is likely to be Brian as this is the next name on The Met Office list for the 2017/18 UK storm season after Ophelia and Aileen.

MORE: Weather warning issued for ‘dangerous conditions’ in parts of Norfolk and Waveney

The storm looks set to bring heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph to parts of the UK, including East Anglia. A weather warninghas already been issued for Norfolk and Waveney.

Expert Chris Bell, from Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest has said a low pressure system will make its way over northern England over the coming days.

“There is a warning in place for London and the south east,” he said. “The winds will hit the coast the hardest and we could see high speeds of around 60mph and possibly more in parts of East Anglia.

“An area of low pressure is coming across which could cause these high winds.”

He added: “Most of the rain will clear by Friday and the winds will be the main issue on Saturday.

“People who live in areas with a lot of trees just need to be a bit more careful because there is an increased risk of some coming down.”

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