Northern Ireland flood warning as yellow alert for rain issued

Northern Ireland flood warning as yellow alert for rain issued

Northern Ireland flood warning as yellow alert for rain issued

Very strong winds with speeds of 55-65mph look increasingly likely with wind speeds potentially reaching 75mph in exposed areas.

The Met Office says that the heavy rain has the potential to cause flooding on the transport network, with spray and hard driving conditions due to the combination of rain and wind.

Two yellow weather warnings are in place for parts of England and Wales, with the Met Office predicting strong gusts across the country.

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen, is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the United Kingdom this week, the Met Office said.

"Tomorrow Tuesday will begin dry in most places but cloud will increase".

Highways England, which is responsible for motorways and other major roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.

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Highest temperatures are expected to be between 14 and 16 degrees.

Scotland is more at risk of hurricanes this autumn - as the Met Office projected up to 16 Atlantic tropical storms, the most since 2012.

"It is a fairly typical autumnal low pressure system often seen here in the United Kingdom especially later in Autumn". Feeling cool and blustery everywhere.

"While showers could be heavy at times the main issue will be the wind and there will be the chance of an overnight air frost over high ground in the north".

Met Eireann have issued two separate weather warnings this afternoon - as Storm Aileen is set to batter the country with gusts of up to 110km/h.

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