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Strong winds and heavy rain forecast as Met Office issue weather warning for “Storm Brendan”

A yellow weather warning has been issued with ‘Storm Brendan’ set to bring strong winds and heavy rain across the country,

The Met Office say that the “UK and Ireland will turn increasingly windy” on Monday as the storm approaches – with a weather warning in place across parts of Wales, England and Scotland today.

A further warning has been issued covering all of Wales and England between midday and midnight tomorrow.

The Met Office are forecasting that gusts are expected to strengthen throughout the day, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60 mph

Locally gusts are expected to peak at 41mph at around 5pm in the afternoon. Heavy rain from 11am onwards is also forecast.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “It’s going to be particularly windy across the western half of the UK, with gusts reaching 60-70 mph along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts – maybe even 80 mph in a few exposed places. This is likely to cause some disruption to sea, road and air travel.

“As Storm Brendan moves eastwards, strong winds will also develop across eastern parts of the UK, particularly northeast Scotland where there is also a wind warning in place.”

“As well as strong winds, there will be large coastal waves in western areas, so bear this in mind before heading out in these regions.”

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