Storm Erik set to batter Britain | getreading

09 February, 2019, 10:45 | Author: Trevor Moore
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Drivers are being warned to slow down and expect the unexpected as Storm Erik hits the country.

A weather warning for wind on Saturday has been extended to cover most of the United Kingdom, while in Scotland heavy rain is expected into the afternoon, with a risk of flooding in some parts, the Met Office said.

A low level yellow weather alert comes into force in Clare this morning, as Storm Erik hits the country.

Already today one person has died and there have been other serious accidents as trees fell in Storm Erik.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution while travelling over the next 24 hours as the strongest winds are expected across Northern Ireland, with gusts of 50 to 60mph possible.

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It is expected to reach Donegal later in the morning, with the weather warning in place from 9.00 am Friday.

Head of customer service Sam Fuller said: "High winds and rain from the west are forecast across the country for tomorrow, and could affect our area". There will be cloudy, wet conditions with some heavier rain coming this afternoon.

Victoria Jones - PA Images via Getty ImagesA woman battles strong winds on London's Waterloo bridge on Friday.

Mr Garner added: "There will be a strong north-westerly winds on Sunday to end the weekend". The showers will be most frequent in the west and north, with a continued risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Sunday night will be cold with a sharp frost and icy patches developing.

Current indications for Tuesday suggest a milder but mostly cloudy day with patchy rain developing in the western and northwestern areas and highs of 7 to 11 degrees.

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