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Storm Barney hits UK with gales in excess of 60mph

Storm Barney has hit the UK, with gales and gusts of over 60mph in parts of Wales and southern England.

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Gales of up to 70 mph still expected with Storm Barney

A tree falls and blocks a road in Rugby Credit: Samantha Nock

Gales of up to 70mph are expected today as Storm Barney continues to lash the UK.

The Met Office have issued yellow warnings for wind and rain in North West England, Northern Ireland and some parts of Scotland.

There may be difficult driving conditions and a risk of travel disruption during rush hour.

The storm has brought down trees and even shop frontages over night.

Southwesterly gales will develop on Wednesday, these becoming severe in exposed areas during the afternoon and evening.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely over coasts and more exposed inland areas with gusts of 60- 70 mph possible around the coasts of western Scotland and the north coast of Northern Ireland.

– Met Office

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