On Wednesday Storm Agnes will move into western areas of the UK and Ireland with strong winds reaching speeds of up to 80mph on the Irish Sea coast.
The strongest winds will be seen on the Irish Sea coasts and in the UK there will be gusts of 65-75mph in exposed coastal areas.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said, “While the precise track and depth of Storm Agnes is still being determined, there’s a high likelihood of wind gusts around 50 to 60mph for some inland areas.
“Exposed coastal areas could see gusts of 65-75 mph with a small chance of a few places seeing around 80mph.
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“As well as some very strong winds for many, Storm Agnes will also bring some heavy rain, with the highest totals more likely in Scotland, northern England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Around 60mm of rain is possible in a few places over high ground in Scotland.”
Storm Agnes will “diminish” later on Thursday and will weaken as it moves further north.
On Thursday rain will move into the southern areas into Friday and there could be some heavy downpours in some areas of England and Wales.