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Another weather warning has been issued for these counties

November 22 2017, 01:41 | Irvin Gilbert

WX Charts Hurricane Ophelia 2017 path to hit Ireland and UK

Hurricane Ophelia 2017 path to hit Ireland and UK

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for high winds in Wales, the South West and the South on Saturday.

According to the national forecaster Met Eireann the country will experience strong winds and heavy rainfall throughout Friday and Saturday with western areas expected to bare the brunt of the storm.

The Met Office says that some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties.

The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain, bringing a risk of local flooding.

Classified by Met √Čireann as a storm earlier on Thursday (19 October), its affects are predicted to be felt all across the United Kingdom with strong winds forecast for Wales, north-west England and most of southern England on the first day of many pupils' half-term holidays.

It is the second named storm to hit the United Kingdom this winter, after Storm Aileen.

He says that while the GFS charts show storm Brian's track staying just south of the Midlands, meaning the Midlands could escape the worst of it, but would still see gusts of possibly 100kph, the OPC model however places the Midlands directly in the path the storm, meaning that wind speeds could gust closer to 120kph.

Some transport disruption is likely, and short term loss of power and other services is also possible.

Under storm naming guidelines, the Met Office and its partner agency Met √Čireann name any storm with an amber - or orange - wind warning.

Brian is the second named storm of the season after Aileen.

The gusts could bring more power cuts after Ophelia left 50,000 people in the United Kingdom and 170,000 in Ireland without power, and could also cause flooding and large waves.

RAC spokesman Pete Williams said: "With the chance that high winds could coincide with the high tide - those driving on coastal roads should expect strong winds forcing spray and even waves on to the road - again proceed with caution and ensure that you have a clear view of the road ahead".

"At the moment, Storm Brian is nothing to worry about here in Ireland". Thousands of people were also left without water and power.



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