Be Prepared Wednesfield -Storm Henk is About to Arrive!

Councillor Phil Bateman said today ” Wednesfield North Councillors want you to be prepared for the next Atlantic Storm which will hit Wednesfield later today! Mary Rita and I, have just received the following notice. It relates to the 8th Named Storm – this one is Storm Henk.”

We are just dropping you an email to update you on the latest weather forecast in light of Storm Henk expected to impact the UK today. Yellow Weather Warnings for both Wind and Rain have been issued for the area until 21:00hrs this evening, Tuesday 2nd January. There are also two flood alerts currently in place by the Environment Agency that could impact on Wolverhampton for the River Sow and River Penk, and Upper Tame.

Snapshot taken from our Met Office Advisor (02 Jan):

HEADLINE: Strong winds across the south of the Midlands, further rainfall across the West Midlands.
An unsettled start to 2024 as the next area of low pressure to influence the UK has been named by the Met Office as Storm Henk and is set to bring a swathe of strong winds across parts of the South-West, south Midlands and East Anglia before moving into the North Sea this evening. It will also be wet with some further rain spreading north-eastwards across the region during the course of the day and this is falling on saturated ground and likely to exacerbate the river and flooding situation. The south to south-westerly winds may gust up to 50-60mph for a short time this afternoon, isolated 60-70mph over exposed parts of far southern Worcestershire and Warwickshire, before veering to the west and easing later in the evening. A separate wind warning covers more northern areas of the West Midlands with gusts of 40-50mph more likely. 15-30mm of rain could fall during the course of Tuesday, this heavy ran falling on saturated ground and likely to cause some travel disruption and a Yellow Rain warning covers the West Midlands.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more