Weather warning as strong winds to hit Somerset coast

Two separate weather warnings are in place for a number of counties along the Atlantic coast.

A status yellow wind warning has been issued to Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.

Heavy rain showers are expected in the northwest, with accumulations of 30 to 50mm expected.

The warning, which comes as winds of between 55mph and 60mph are expected tomorrow evening, covers all of northern England as well as sections of the east and west midlands.

The warning for strong winds starts at 8pm on Tuesday night (September 12), and lasts until 10am on Wednesday morning (September 13).

In some places, gusts are expected to reach up to 75mph.

Parts of southern Scotland are set to be battered by high winds and heavy rain. The strongest winds are expected in the exposed hilly and coastal areas, with very high seas along the coasts during this period also.

A spell of heavy rain will extend gradually from the Atlantic during the afternoon, with a risk of thundery downpours and spot flooding in places. Maximum temperatures will range from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius, with strong and gusty northwesterly winds.

"Severe gusts continuing along Western coastal areas with high seas also".

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