Scotland braced for 70mph winds from Storm Erik

Road crews on standby for flooding ahead of Storm Erik

Snow, rain and wind are set to continue to batter the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Erik rages on through Saturday.

Mr Keates added the band of weather will potentially have "some hill snow" as it makes it way out of Northern Ireland and into Wales and the south-east of England to end Sunday.

One lane is closed on the Severn Bridge between South Wales and south west England due to the strong winds, and the A548 is closed in both directions around Mostyn, north Wales, because a tree had fallen across the carriageway.

'Sunny spells for many of us, also a mixture of rain and showers in other parts of the UK.

Not many showers are expected from mid-morning onwards, with a chance of a bright if blustery afternoon across the Midlands and Eastern England. As this morning progresses, however, the rain and cloud cover will head towards Scandinavia although, for most areas in the south, it will still be a wet start to the day.

"The low pressure area was deepening rapidly as it approached the north west of Ireland and north-west Scotland on Friday morning".

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Forecasters issued two weather warnings for Friday for strong winds across Northern Ireland and western Scotland until the evening, and for heavy rain in Scotland until Saturday afternoon.

Storm Erik has arrived, then, and he's not messing about.

"Because of the cold air, this could fall as snow on higher ground in Scotland and England on Sunday".

Met Office yellow - "be aware" - severe weather warnings are in force until 3pm, including for rain.

A yellow weather warning has been issued Norfolk this weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph potentially hitting parts of the region.

The Met Office has put a weather warning for wind in place covering most of the United Kingdom, with strong winds expecting in the south of Scotland, much of England, and Northern Ireland.

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