Storm Brian set to batter the UK

Gina Casey from Ennistymon struggles with the high wind on the Lahinch coastline of Co Clare

The latest update from Met √Čireann Reports predicts that the worst of what Storm Brian has to give will happen late tonight (Friday), October 20, and into the early hours of tomorrow morning (Saturday).

Stormy weather hits Ness Point, Lowestoft.

The live video above allows people track the storm as it moves towards and over Ireland.

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A weather warning is out for this weekend and the Environment Agency has issued a string of flood alerts.

The RAC is warning drivers to be extra cautious when driving on exposed roads, high ground, and across bridges.

Dave Reynolds, a forecaster for The Weather Company, said: "This storm is going to be large enough to affect the whole of the UK".

A Yellow wind warning has been issued in the United Kingdom just a day after the Irish Met Office declared an Orange warning for parts of the Republic. "Short term loss of power and other services is also possible".

A Yellow wind warning is in force for Saturday from 4am covering parts of southern, western and central England - and much of Wales.

Gusts of between 50mph and 70mph are expected to coincide with high tides across the south of England on Saturday, with the potential to cause treacherous waves in coastal areas.

Gusts of up to 50mph are expected to bring big waves off our coast too and we're told it could be particularly unsafe around high tide.

The next one after Brian will be called Caroline.

Storm Brian, now over the mid-Atlantic, will "undertake explosive cyclogenesis" over the next 24 hours, according to the Met Office, meaning the low pressure cyclonic weather system will see a rapid collapse in pressure.

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"Explosive cyclogenesis" takes place when air is sucked upwards by the jet stream, leaving low pressure below.

As a result, this causes the depression within the storm to rise very quickly and increase its rotation, further deepening the pressure and making the storm even more powerful.

The Met Office has officially named the storm that is set to better the Duchy on Saturday.

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