The Met Office has issued a weather warning as Storm Franklin is to hit at midnight until 7am on Monday morning.
This is the third storm in a week which could cause travel delays power cuts and potential risk to life as strong winds are set to hit.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind in Northern Ireland which could cause “travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.”
The Met Office has named #StormFranklin
The storm is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK on Sunday and Monday
The strongest winds will be in Northern Ireland where an Amber weather warning has been issued
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 20, 2022
Meteorologist Becky Mitchell told the PA news agency, “This is the first time we have had three named storms within a week, and we started the storm naming system in 2015.
“At the moment we’ve got a really active jet stream, which is why we’re seeing so many storms track right towards the UK.
“We had Dudley on Wednesday, Eunice on Friday and Franklin today.”
There are milder yellow warnings for wind which will hit Wales, Northern Ireland and most of England from midday on Sunday until 1pm on Monday.