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London braced for Storm Brian and 70mph winds

Storm Brian is due to arrive on UK shores from 4am on Saturday Photo: Met Office

A "weather bomb" is set to bring heavy wind and rain to the UK over the weekend as Storm Brian makes its way across the country.

Gusts up to 70mph are expected to move through southern coastal areas from the early hours of Saturday - slowly making their way north.

The blustery conditions are expected to coincide with high tides, with the potential to cause treacherous waves in areas, the Met Office warned.

Many parts of the UK will also endure a night of heavy rain on Friday evening.

The Met Office website says: "The resulting winds peak over a period of a few hours and can be strong enough to bring down trees and cause structural damage."

Many parts of the UK will also endure a night of heavy rain on Friday evening.

Brian follows Storm Ophelia which battered much of Ireland and Northern Ireland on Monday.

Three people were killed when the ex-tropical storm toppled trees and caused widespread damage, leaving thousands without power.