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Storm Aileen set to batter United Kingdom with powerful winds tonight

13 September 2017, 12:47 | Marta Robbins

GETTY POURING Britain is set to be hit by deluges and powerful 70mph winds

     POURING Britain is set to be hit by deluges and powerful 70mph winds

Strong gusts across England and Wales are expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as autumnal weather sweeps in.

Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for the south of the country that comes into effect at 3pm on Tuesday (11.09.17) afternoon.

The Met Office says that the heavy rain has the potential to cause flooding on the transport network, with spray and hard driving conditions due to the combination of rain and wind.

Gusts up to around 75mph could also be possible in exposed locations such as the coast and hills in these areas, the Met Office said.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning, which is now not in effect in Dorset.

Gusts of up to 70mph will be possible, especially across north Wales and northern England.

Heavy showers are expected throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

The Weather Outlook said this is the stormiest spell this early in autumn for years.

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"Both systems which will affect the United Kingdom are deep low pressure systems that have developed well north in the Atlantic Ocean, independent of the current Caribbean hurricanes".

Temperatures are also set to plummet today with highs of 17C dashing any hopes of an Indian Summer.

She said: "As the storm exits the British Isles late on Monday, the threat for windstorms will not diminish".

"Wind gusts will possibly approach 40-50 miles per hour during this potential event as well".

Motorists are being warned to be vigilant if driving during the expected severe weather conditions.

Chilly winds coming down from the the Arctic region will bring a cool feel across the country, she added.

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.

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