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A very disturbed start to the week for the West Country with Storm Brendan moving through

With a very powerful jet stream moving across the Atlantic we've got several weather systems developing and heading to the West Country. Storm Brendan, named by the Irish Weather Service, is the first which is expected to bring gusts of 45 to 55 mph inland but up to 80 mph around our exposed coasts and across hill tops.

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These sorts of wind speeds will create some huge seas and could cause delays to travel, some structural damage and disruption to power supplies. There will also be heavy rain for the rest of today but this will clear to give a brief lull overnight.

Another deep area of low pressure is arriving on Tuesday though, bringing further persistent rain and similar wind speeds. Another Met Office warning is in force for this from midday.

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Finally on Wednesday we have a weather window between areas of low pressure with lighter winds and some sunshine, but another set of fronts are brewing in time for Thursday. It's looking like a very changeable and stormy week to come therefore, but there are signs that things might become a little quieter again in time for the weekend. As always though you can stay up-to-date here throughout the week.