Storm Erik declared by Met Éireann - Orange weather warning called

UK weather Storm Erik on its way to Britain as yellow warning for 60mph winds issued England and Scotland

UK weather Storm Erik on its way to Britain as yellow warning for 60mph winds issued England and Scotland

But the Met Office have issued a yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland and Scotland on Friday, with the warning extending to parts of northern England early on Saturday.

Suffolk and Essex can expect wind speeds to increase through tomorrow morning, according to the MET Office, with gusts increasing to 45mph in the afternoon.

While the rest of the country will be under a status yellow wind warning from 5am.

It says delays are to be expected on bridges - especially for high-sided vehicles - as well as power cuts and large waves along the coast.

The most danger from the elements is on the coast, as winds are approaching and in some cases are expected to exceed hurricane level (more than 50mph).

Storm Erik could bring slightly warmer temperatures to the region.

High seas and coastal flooding are expected, with gusts of up to 130km/h or higher.

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More rain is forecast in Reading on Sunday, February 10.

However, 50-60 miles per hour gusts are still possible over the sea and coasts.

"Rain will clear to the east in the evening, but with frequent heavy showers following".

It will remain unsettled and blustery through Saturday. Highest temperatures will be around 6 to 9 degrees.

The strong winds has caused severe travel disruptions in some areas, with train services suspended between Tattenham Corner and Coulsdon Town in Surrey due to fallen tree on the line. Minima will drop to between minus 3 and plus 3 degrees.

Monday is predicted to have a cold morning, later becoming drier and sunnier. Top temperatures 6 to 8 degrees in light variable breezes.

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