Storm Aileen, the first storm of the year, is set to batter the UK with winds of up 75 miles per hour, the Met Office has warned.
The storm, which will bring severe gales to central parts of the UK, is the first to be given a moniker since this season’s names were released last week.
Storms are named as part of the scheme by the Met Office and Met Eireann to raise awareness of extreme weather in the UK and Ireland.
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 6, 2017
The Met Office said that the low pressure will bring “very strong winds” across much of England and Wales on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Gusts up to around 75mph could also be possible in exposed locations such as the coast and hills in these areas.
There is an amber severe weather warning for gusts of 55-65mph in parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
A yellow weather warning for rain is also in place for parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.
As Storm Aileen clears out eastwards into the North Sea, the UK will be left with cool, showery conditions by the end of the week and into the weekend, the Met Office said.
Chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: “Storm Aileen is expected to bring strong winds of up to 75mph to a central segment of the UK and an amber weather warning has been issued.
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 12, 2017
“As well as the strong winds, there will be some heavy rain pushing eastwards overnight which could see accumulations of 30-40mm.
“The low-pressure system that is bringing these strong winds will move fairly swiftly from west to east over the UK and although there will still be some disruption through Wednesday morning, the winds will ease by the afternoon leaving a day of blustery showers.”
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The Met Office said there was no connection between the high winds the UK is expected to see and the severe weather battering the Caribbean and the US.
Rod Dennis, spokesman for motoring organisation the RAC, said: “The arrival of the first named storm appears to mark a very early arrival of autumn.
“Aileen’s impact is likely to be short but sharp in the north of England, and felt most by those driving in the early hours of Wednesday morning and into the morning rush hour.
“High-sided vehicles will need to take particular care, but anyone driving can expect to experience some very strong gusts and heavy rain which will make driving conditions difficult.
“Plan ahead and if you can delay your journey until conditions are expected to improve later on Wednesday, then do so.”