Weather alert: Storm Ali to batter Britain with 65mph winds


An amber weather warning is in place and winds up to 65mph are expected to batter parts of Britain and Ireland and cause disruption to travel and power supplies.

Storm Ali is first on the storm names list for 2018-19 announced by the Met Office.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson told media: “Storm Ali is already bringing some pretty heavy rain across Northern Ireland and south-west Scotland and is just starting to creep into north-west England.

“In terms of wind strength, the speeds are coming up, with a gusts of just over 60mph in the west of Ireland. Around eight, nine and ten o’clock winds will really start ramping up and go further still.”