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Weather: Storm Hector rattles through

Storm Hector is now starting to pull away from the UK.

But not before bringing unusually windy conditions for June.

Credit: Garry Hornby

High ground at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria recorded a gust of 100mph!

At lower levels the wind was strong enough to break branched and bring down trees.

Weather: Storm Hector

A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector.

The strongest winds will reach Northern Ireland during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards across other northern parts of the UK during the morning.

Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations.

Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon.

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