Storm-lashed United Kingdom on alert for strife of Brian

'Heavy rain expected': Met Éireann issues a Status Yellow warning

They can expect gusts of between 110kph and 130kph during a 12-hour period from 6am on Saturday until 6pm that evening.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued across the region, valid from 3pm to midnight.

A kitesurfer pictured on Friday as a "weather bomb" is set to bring heavy wind and rain to Suffolk and Essex this weekend.

It is then forecast to affect parts of southern England and southern and western Wales later in the morning. Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

Hurricane Ophelia has passed, but not without leaving us in anticipation of another bout of angry weather in the form of Storm Brian.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange warnings and three Status Yellow warnings due to the incoming storm, and the southern half of the country is now bracing itself again for yet more high winds, and potential torrential rainfall.

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The strongest winds will pound the United Kingdom over Sunday before diminishing in force by the end of the weekend. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, it said.

"At the moment, we don't expect the same level of impacts for the United Kingdom", he said.

The gusts could bring more power cuts after Ophelia left 50,000 people in the United Kingdom and 170,000 in Ireland without power, and could also cause flooding and large waves.

'The first and most significant land-based impacts will be in the southwest of Ireland, hence the Orange warning from Met Éireann.

"Gusts exceeding 50mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of around 70mph along exposed coastal areas". In coastal areas, the Met Office estimates gusts of around 70 miles an hour.

"This storm will cause a high tide on Saturday lunchtime with larger amounts of water expected to impact roads, promenades and coastal auto parking areas". Thousands of people were also left without water and power.

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