Warnings revised as Storm Erik batters parts of UK

Warnings revised as Storm Erik batters parts of UK

Storm Erik is set to batter parts of Britain with 80mph gales and heavy rain forcing meteorologists to issue "danger to life" warnings, with one motorist fighting for their life this morning after a tree fell on their vehicle.

The warning for heavy rain is in place over the western and Highlands areas up until Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the warning will kick in at 9:00am tomorrow in Co.

The public has been warned of of disruption, with "delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport" likely.

Gusts will reach 40mph in the southern parts of the country's inland, but with south-west winds strengthening across the country, the Met said it is "going to be a windy day for everyone".

Heavy rain and strong winds are also expected to continue to wreak havoc with those staying in, with fallen trees having already caused dozens of homes in Cornwall to experience power cuts.

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"So, it will be very windy in many parts".

Storm Erik has arrived, then, and he's not messing about.

Mr Garner added: "There will be a strong north-westerly winds on Sunday to end the weekend".

"Anyone delayed by 30 minutes or more can claim money back through our Delay Repay Guarantee on our website or mobile app".

It has asked motorists to check traffic conditions and to expect the unexpected, and advises pedestrians and cyclists to wear bright clothing and take care on roads.

Forecasting Sunday's weather, Met Office meteorologist Nicola Maxey said: "There is the chance of patchy rain and this could be heavy in places".

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