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Sam Elliott-Gibbs

Met Office issues weather warnings as strong winds set to batter Britain

Strong winds of up to 80mph are set to batter Britain as the Met Office issues more severe weather warnings.

Yellow alerts for the North East England and Wales could affect millions with conditions set to turn over the next 24 hours.

It also covered most of Scotland and Northern Ireland, with some parts of Yorkshire also told to be on alert. It comes into place from midnight on Wednesday, October 5 until 11.59pm on the same day.

They say there is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris.

There is also a slight risk of some damage to buildings and they warn peopled to prepare for longer journey times or cancellations with road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

Things will be windy in Scotland as the yellow warning is put in place (Getty Images)

The Met Office warn of "notably stronger winds in the warning area though most likely is a windy period typical for the time of year".

They went on to say that period of heavy rain is likely late on Wednesday evening and overnight, with 20mm of rain is expected widely through the period.

The website explained: "There is a chance of a deep low pressure system bringing gusts of 70 to 80mph to northern parts of the UK on Wednesday.

Winds of up to 80mph might be felt in northern parts of the UK (Met Office)

"Should this develop disruption would be expected. However, the most likely scenario is for gusts of 55 to 65mph within parts of the warning area, most likely the northern Irish Sea and parts of eastern Scotland, bringing some more localised impacts."

The warning continues: "In addition, heavy rain may prove an additional hazard across northwestern areas."

Brits were told there is a "slight chance" that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations.

The Met Office website says that "many people" may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected.

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