An amber wind warning has been issued as Storm Henk looks set to batter parts of the UK with gusts of up to 80mph.
The Met Office warning, for parts of southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales, means there could be disruption to travel as well as “flying debris” that is “likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life”.
It is in place from 10am until 8pm on Tuesday.
A separate yellow weather warning for wind covering the whole of southern England and Wales is in place until 9pm on 2 January.
Forecasters had earlier warned that many parts of the country would get a drenching today – likely across parts of Wales, the Midlands and towards eastern England and Yorkshire.
A yellow weather warning for rain is in place across a large stretch of the country until 9pm on Tuesday, with the Met Office warning that some places could see up to 35-50mm of rainfall.
The worst of the rain was expected to clear southwestern areas of England and South Wales by around midday but it could last into the evening across the northeast of the warning area.
Image: UK weather warnings in place on Tuesday. Pic: Met Office Paul Gundersen, Met Office chief meteorologist, said: “Storm Henk will initially bring very strong winds to the southwest of England and Southern Wales, with gusts of up to 80mph possible.
“As Storm Henk moves north-eastwards across the south of the UK through Tuesday the strongest winds will also move eastwards, across the south Midlands, Home Counties and East Anglia through the afternoon and evening.”
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