Yellow warnings in place in Brighton as Hurricane Lorenzo looms

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The Extent of Hurricane Lorenzo (photo: )
The Extent of Hurricane Lorenzo

Brighton residents should be extra vigilant today as the tropical storm hits the UK and coastal cities are expected to suffer the most.

Hurricane Lorenzo has been classed as a Category 5 storm and has been considered as one of the strongest European hurricanes in history.

Yellow warnings are the least severe of the three alert levels, and represent a cause for minor disruption for many. That said, the Met Office has warned that flooding is likely across much of Wales and the North West, and those in coastal areas are also at risk with winds also expected to be extreme. A thunderstorm is also anticipated on Tuesday afternoon.

Climate activists have expressed concern at the nature of the storm. This summer was the hottest in the UK since records began, and many climate forecasters predict that storms such as these, which used to be expected every century or so, may become an annual occurrence.

The issue has also become more prominent in the media with exposure of young activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and the attention generated by school strikes in protest of climate change policy. Groups such as Extinction Rebellion are also garnering a lot of attention

The Extent of Hurricane Lorenzo

The Extent of Hurricane Lorenzo

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