Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Storm Aileen set to bring 75mph winds to parts of UK

Storm Aileen set to bring 75mph winds to parts of UK

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for between 12.05am and 6am tomorrow.

Drivers are be urged to take care on the roads, as Storm Aileen hits the UK.

The warning says this could cause issues on the transport network.

Despite the warnings however, people are making light of the weather and posting comical reactions on Twitter and Facebook.

The Met Office said the storm hit Mumbles Head in south Wales, with southern parts of northern England and the north Midlands also suffering.

Engineers are still working to power the remaining 256 homes and businesses in Buxton, Macclesfield and Leigh.

Road, air and rail services are also expected to be disrupted and power cuts may occur, with less serious yellow warnings in place from Tuesday evening across the UK.

"Rain along some western coasts by noon and turning wet in most places this afternoon, with heavy, possibly thundery rain, most especially in many central and northern counties".

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.

Others go straight to the source and visit the Met Office website, while others sign up to phone apps, RSS and email alerts so they can be notified while they're on the go through push-notifications.

Only storms considered serious enough to warrant an amber "be prepared" or a red "take action" warning based on the impact of wind, rain or snow are named.

A spokesman said: "Heavy rain and very strong winds have been forecast to affect parts of England, Wales and Scotland".

Motorists are being encouraged to check travel conditions before setting off on a journey, while lorries, caravans and motorbikes are being advised to avoid using exposed sections of road.

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