Amber weather warnings have been issued as unseasonable’ Storm Antoni hits parts of the UK today.
The Met Office has released two warnings for strong winds from 11am to 7pm today in the southwestern areas of both England and Wales.
They have warned there is a risk of ‘injuries or danger to life’ due to flying debris, including tiles blown from roofs.
Injuries are also likely from large waves and beach material hitting coastal roads and properties.
There is a ‘good chance’ power cuts will occur, and public transport services may be affected.
Brighton pride is expected to be hit by the weather, but organisers have insisted they’re ready to ‘adapt’ to the grim conditions.
Forecasters have put a wind alert in place for the whole city from 6am until 9pm on Saturday, August 5.
A Brighton Pride spokesperson said: ‘We always plan for a wide range of scenarios and have contingency plans in place that adapt to emerging situations.
‘We work with a multi-agency approach to make sure we do all we can, working together across the city, to make sure everyone has a happy and safe Pride.
‘We advise people to keep an eye on Pride’s social media platforms for any updates.’
Yellow weather warnings for heavy showers and thunderstorms have also been issued in the southeastern areas of England.
‘In these areas, gusts inland could reach 50-55mph for a time. These windy conditions will likely coincide with high tides which will present an additional challenge for coastal areas.’
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