Amber warning in force as Storm Aileen brings 75mph winds to Derbyshire

Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Arthur Allison

Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Arthur Allison

The incoming high winds later this week could affect road, rail and air services, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

The Met Office has issued yellow "be aware" warnings of both rain and wind for East Lothian.

Rain and strong winds will arrive in the west during the late morning and this will quickly spread during the afternoon.

"Winds will moderate overnight and showers will become mostly confined to southwestern, western and northern counties with overnight lows of 8C or 9C".

"Very strong winds" will sweep across England and Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday, with an amber severe weather warning in parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Temperatures are also set to plummet today with highs of 17C dashing any hopes of an Indian Summer.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden added: "We are expecting a period of autumnal weather this week which will bring some unsettled and windy conditions for many".

"It will also feel cooler with the risk of hail and thunder and the risk of gales will last through Monday with the scope for some impacts".

Heavy rain and very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 miles per hour, possibly reaching 75 miles per hour in exposed areas, are expected in the East and West Midlands.

Portreath in Cornwall was battered by strong wind and waves this morning.

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