VIDEO: Worst storm in two decades could bring hurricane-force winds on Monday
THE worst storm in two decades could be heading for South Wales on Monday with hurricane-force winds touching 90mph.
Forecasters say a deep low pressure centre is expected to move across the UK from the west that day.
Its exact course and strength are just predictions at this stage.
But it is already being dubbed the ‘Saint Jude Day Storm’ after the Patron Saint of desperation and lost causes.
The centre of the low pressure area is currently forecast to track just to the south of Ireland and then across central Wales and England to the central North Sea, but could deviate further north or south.
Gusts of 70 to 90mph have the capacity to cause structural damage but the worst of them are expected to last just 2-3 hours.
Between 25 and 40mm of rain could fall at the same time, bringing a risk of localised flooding.
The Met Office has already issued a yellow weather warning for Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire as heavy rain is set to lash large parts of South Wales tomorrow, with between 10mm and 20mm expected to fall.
It predicts the bad spell will continue over the weekend with gusts building in strength from 40mph plus to the high 50s on Monday.