Wet, windy start to 2018, UK forecasters warn of gales ahead
Forecasters said that low pressure could cause travel disruptions during the week. An amber warning for wind has been issued from 6 p.m.(GMT) on Tuesday until 8 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday for northeastern and western England, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.
The Met Office predicted gusts of 60-70 mph, or about 97-113 kph, and said western coastal areas could be hit by 80mph (129kph) winds.
The fifth named storm of the season would bring a "very windy" spell to Britain on Tuesday night and Wednesday, forecasters said. The Met Office has issued several national severe weather warnings due to the potential for travel disruption. ■