A violent storm, which is currently in the North Atlantic, will strike most of Western and Central Europe from Thursday to Friday, AccuWeather reported.
Ireland and the UK will be the first countries to feel the force of the storm when heavy rain and wind hits the British Isles on Thursday.
Strong winds are predicted in southern Ireland, western Wales and the far south of England. Wind gusts will reach 80-97 km / h, in some places - 113 km / h. Winds of this magnitude can lead to significant travel disruptions and power outages.
In addition to strong winds, the storm will bring locally heavy rainfall, which will be traced from west to east throughout the region from morning until Thursday evening. There is a local flood threat.
On Thursday afternoon, strong winds and downpours will hit the northern and western regions of France. The inclement weather will spread throughout the rest of France and will also affect Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany on Thursday night.
The worst conditions are expected in the western and southern regions of France, where wind gusts will reach 80-97 km / h, in some areas - 113 km / h.
Wind gusts with speeds up to 65-80 km / h will be observed in the north-east of France and Germany on the night from Thursday to Friday. Similar winds are possible from northeastern Spain to eastern Italy and the west of the Balkan Peninsula.