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UK set to be hit by stormy conditions

Parts of the UK are set to be hit with stormy conditions tomorrow with strong winds and heavy rains set to bring back the risk of travel disruptions and flooding. Severe weather warnings for rain and wind have been issued by the Met Office. Forecasters have warned that exposed areas in Wales, north-west England, eastern parts of Northern Ireland and western and northern parts of Scotland may be hit by gusts of up to 70mph, while wind speeds in south-west England could hit 60mph.

Commuters in the affected areas could be facing problems during the morning rush hour.

After a yellow ‘be aware’ alert was issued for wind from midnight to midday tomorrow the Met Office said ‘Strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain, will move westwards across the UK on Monday. Gales or even severe gales are likely around exposed coasts and high ground in the west and north on Monday morning. The public should be aware of the potential for travel disruption from the strong winds as well as standing water on the roads and reduced visibility from spray and driving rain.’

There has been a warning for rain issued for Northern Ireland where there could be up to 2 inches of rain falling on higher ground.

The heavy rains will have accompanying strong winds and the Met Office has said ‘The public should be aware of the risk of surface water flooding and some disruption to travel, especially where drainage is reduced by fallen leaves.’

The forecasts have come following the exceptionally warm and dry September.

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