Tornado captured on video as storms head North East – warnings issued

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Tropical Storm Henri is bearing down on the British Isles, and is set to sweep across the country on Wednesday.

Although the storm will have lost some of its power by the time it reaches the UK, it will still deliver gale force winds and torrential rain.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Henri are approaching the UK.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Henri are approaching the UK.

Motorists are being warned that the atrocious weather will make driving conditions hazardous.

The remnants of Henri are expected to reach the South West of the UK in the early hours of Wednesday, before moving northeastwards.

The storm system formed east of Bermuda on Wednesday 9th September, and the next day was upgraded from a Tropical Depression to a Tropical Storm.

A weather system is classed as a Tropical Storm when it has one minute sustained wind speeds of 39-72mph and 10 minute sustained wind speeds of 35-63mph.

The next step up from a Tropical Storm in terms of tropical cyclone classification is a Category 1 Hurricane.

On Monday morning an apparent Tornado was caught on camera sweeping across Northampton. Several people living in the Duston area reported it had damaged trees and dislodged roof tiles from houses.

The North East has already been hit by persistant rain – but things look set to dry out overnight before more rain arrives on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for downpours along with potentially stormy conditions.

The band of rain stems from a complex area of low pressure, expected to deepen over the Bay of Biscay later today, before pushing north towards the UK.

The rain will arrive into southern areas Wednesday morning, before spreading north through Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday before clearing during the day.

A Met Office forecaster said: “Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to spread from south to north during Wednesday, this affecting much of England and Wales.

“Some heavy and thundery showers could also develop across East Anglia and southeast England during the afternoon. Strong and gusty winds are also expected, with gales in exposure.

“Rain should ease from the southwest later on Wednesday, but will persist across the north of the warning area into Thursday.

“Some localised flooding is possible from fast responding water courses and standing water, this perhaps disrupting travel.”