Edinburgh weather: Storm Erik to bring 70mph gusts and heavy rain

Edinburgh weather: Storm Erik to bring 70mph gusts and heavy rain

Edinburgh weather: Storm Erik to bring 70mph gusts and heavy rain

Storm Erik has brought strong winds to parts of the country on Friday and will be followed by rain and more unsettled weather.

Orange weather wind warnings have been issued by Met Éireann for Donegal, Galway and Mayo with a yellow warning for the rest of the country.

Watch BBC Weather presenter Simon King's report to find out more.

Suffolk and Essex can expect wind speeds to increase through tomorrow morning, according to the MET Office, with gusts increasing to 45mph in the afternoon.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution while travelling over the next 24 hours as the strongest winds are expected across Northern Ireland, with gusts of 50 to 60mph possible.

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"Watch out for wind-blown debris on the roads, and allow extra space around other road users, especially pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists".

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely, while heavy rain could see flooding in some parts.

Met Éireann has said wind speeds are set to average between 65-80km/h in affected areas, with gusts hitting up to 130km/h, adding that there will be stormy conditions for a time in western and northern coastal counties. It is is asking users of smaller vessels to pay particular attention to the weather warnings and for the general public to be mindful of the risks on exposed areas - in particular piers, walkways and cliff areas.

Met Office forecaster John West said: "We are seeing some strong winds, severe gales particularly off the coasts and over higher ground".

Saturday will start windy with further scattered showers.

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