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Met Office names first UK Storm of the season

Storm ALI - Very strong winds for Isle of Man, Cumbria and Pennines Credit: Met Office/ ITV

It's a very lively week of weather ahead. With a stronger jet stream more intense areas of low pressure swing in from the west.

Storm Helene (named by the National Hurricane Center) ran out of steam a little as she greeted UK shores on Tuesday morning, leaving a very blustery day in her wake but nothing out of the ordinary for September.

Our second big low pressure system arrives midweek. This has now been names by the Met Office as 'Storm Ali' and is the first from this years list of names for the UK and Ireland storm season.

The main focus of the strongest winds associated with Ali is currently further north and west, over Scotland. Wind gusts will still be strong for us, especially of coasts and hills, and gusts could get to 60mph.

Unfortunately we are not done with the warnings for this week, and maybe not even done with storms.......

This year's list of names for the UK and Ireland Storm Season 2018/19 Credit: Met Office

The focus from wind turns to rain on Thursday. An area of persistent and heavy rain is expected to develop across Wales and northwest England. With winds lighter the rain will stick around for longer. We could see some high rainfall totals in the north of the region.

It's really too early to give detail but Sunday at this stage looks wet and very windy once more.