Storm Brendan set to batter Britain with 80mph winds

Coastal communities in particular will be vulnerable, according to the Met Office (Picture: Met/Rex/Getty)
Coastal communities in particular will be vulnerable, according to the Met Office (Picture: Met/Rex/Getty)

Storm Brendan is expected to batter Britain tomorrow evening with strong gales of up to 80mph, bringing widespread travel disruption.

The Met Office is warning that coastal routes and communities could be particularly affected by the storm as large waves batter seafronts.

Yellow weather warnings are in place for Northern Ireland, much of the western half of the UK and the north east of Scotland from 12pm on Monday to midnight.

Frank Saunders, of the Met Office, said the UK and Ireland will turn increasingly windy throughout Monday as the storm, named by Irish forecaster Met Eireann, sweeps in.

He said: ‘It’s going to be windy across the western half of the UK, with gusts reaching 60-70mph along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts – maybe even 80mph in a few exposed places.’

Storm Brendan
The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings ahead of the storm’s arrival on Monday (Picture: Met Office)
Shot on a rainy May afternoon in Norway.
The weather is likely to bring travel disruption to many (Picture: Getty)

A Met Office spokesperson told Metro.co.uk that although it would be a dry start for much of the country tomorrow to begin with, conditions will quickly change as strong winds begin to push across Northern Ireland and towards the rest of the country.

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He said: ‘We’re looking at severe gales, across the western coast in particular’.

Winds of 70mph are expected to occur across the west coast and 80mph in the north west.

Storm Brendan
Strong gales of up to 80mph are expected in some areas (Picture: Met Office)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tom Corban/REX (10523681a) Wind and waves build up on the Dorset coast as strong gales of up to 80mph are set to hit parts of the UK Seasonal weather, West Bay, Dorset, UK - 12 Jan 2020 The Met Office have warned that coastal areas could be particularly affected by large waves as Storm Brendan hits the coast.
Large waves are expected to batter seafronts (Picture: Rex Features)

The spokesperson added: ‘We expect it to be a little quieter on Wednesday, though there could be another spell of wet and windy weather on Thursday’.

The severe conditions could cause travel disruption, and those in affected areas have been advised to take extra care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges or high open roads.

On Saturday, strong winds and heavy rain battered parts of Scotland, causing road closures and rail disruption.

The main A1 road from the English border up to the Edinburgh area was closed to high-sided vehicles for several hours.

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