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Met Office issues yellow weather warnings ahead of wet and windy conditions

Windy conditions have stirred up large waves of the Wirral. Credit: PA

Wet and windy weather will sweep across Britain next week, as forecasters predict a second week of windy weather for the UK.

The incoming conditions have the potential to damage trees, power lines and cause travel disruption, the Met Office warned.

Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for wind in the coming week. Strong gusts are expected in Northern Ireland from 3pm on Tuesday until midnight.

A second warning covers much of England on Wednesday as the strong winds are expected to cross the Irish Sea.

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Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told the Press Association "wet and windy weather on the way," for much of the country.

Northern Ireland is expected to have gusts of up to 70mph. Wind speeds in England will peak at 55mph, with up 65mph gusts affecting coastal areas.

"From those wind gusts we are likely to see travel disruption, it affects the rush-hours, and we could see damage to trees and power lines," Mr Dewhurst added.

Windy conditions on Westminster Bridge. Credit: PA

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He said there will also be a "band of heavy rain," which will push south-eastwards, followed by some "very heavy showers" during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures will be about average for the time of year, with highs of 11C for most. But with the strength of the wind it will feel colder, the Met Office warned.

The conditions follow a week of blustery winds for much of the British Isles, ferry passengers travelling from Liverpool had bumpy journeys after winds caused waves to swell in the Irish Sea.

A lighthouse is battered by waves off the coast of New Brighton, Wirral. Credit: PA