1. ITV Report

Warning for gales Monday night into Tuesday

Valid from 00:10 on Tue, 21st Oct 2014 until 15:00 on Tue, 21st Oct 2014 Photo:

Gales are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected as the rain clears eastwards and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning.

Gusts exceeding 50 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in exposed coastal areas in the west and north.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel. Difficult driving conditions will result, exacerbated by surface water and spray. Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf.

A further update is likely to be issued on Monday morning.