Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Storm Aileen to hit North Devon tonight

Storm Aileen to hit North Devon tonight

"Delays are likely for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges".

Chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: 'Storm Aileen is expected to bring strong winds of up to 75mph to a central segment of the United Kingdom and an amber weather warning has been issued.

Gales are expected to arrive this evening (Tuesday), and move steadily eastward overnight.

Flooding also hit a section of the M60 motorway in Salford with Transport for Greater Manchester urging drivers to take extra care due to the amount of water on the roads.

It said there was a chance of travel disruption and potential power cuts and damage to trees and possibly buildings.

He added: "Strong winds with gusts of 55-60mph, perhaps reaching 70mph in some places, are possible on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning".

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There will be fewer showers on Thursday with lighter winds and more sunshine on Friday but temperatures will remain cool.

AccuWeather forecaster Courtney Spamer said further unsettled weather is forecast across the United Kingdom this week.

The yellow warning for wind applies to south east England, but the rain warning does not affect the area.

Heavy rain and very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 miles per hour, possibly reaching 75 miles per hour in exposed areas, are expected in the East and West Midlands.

A clearance will follow from the west during the evening and winds will moderate.

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