Clean-Up Begins After Storm Ali Batters Parts Of Britain

A fallen tree on Finglas Road near Glasnevin Cemetery.                     Image Brian Lawless  PA Images

"For ourselves here in the Midlands we certainly won't experience any damaging winds from Bronagh, but we will experience some heavy rain through the afternoon and evening, with a slight risk of spot flooding in places, particularly across southeastern coastal counties, with a yellow weather warning in place for these counties", Cathal added.

STORM Ali is set to hit Inverclyde today with winds of up to 60mph and heavy rain.

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The warning is in force until 5pm.

Storm Ali - the first storm named by the Met Office and Met Éireann this season - has now pulled away from northern Scotland into the northern North Sea/Norwegian Sea after causing widespread impacts on Wednesday across Northern Ireland and the north of the UK.

In the north of England, Sheffield had almost half a month's rain fall in just 24 hours.

Roads are closed in Powys, Gwynedd, Ceridigion and in the Merthyr area.

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This morning the wind is going to be stronger in the south east. Forecaster predict it to be more than 51 miles per hour in some places.

Video footage shows a hero passer-by rescue a woman from her flooded vehicle as Storm Bronagh battered Britain overnight.

Heavy rain is expected throughout Thursday, with a yellow weather warning in place for rain in Wales and parts of north-west England and a yellow wind warning in place for much of England and parts of Wales later in the day.

Flooding, fallen trees and landslides have blocked roads and railways.

There were also reports of delays to aircraft arriving at Manchester airport due to windy conditions.

"However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 miles per hour gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England".

"We are looking at gusts of between 45mph and 55mph across the United Kingdom and associated with that some heavy showers with some hail and thunder".

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