Storms set to disrupt UK air and rail services

Storms set to disrupt UK air and rail services

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Strong winds caused by Storm Abigail are likely to cause disruption to air and rail travel in parts of the UK from tomorrow.

Isolated power outages and tree damage can also be expected, forecaster AccuWeather warned. 

The heaviest rainfall and strongest winds will be focused from northern Ireland through to Scotland.

Wind gusts of 60-70 mph are possible over northern and western Scotland, as well as Orkney and Shetland.

Northern England and Wales can expect isolated wind gusts to 50 mph late tomorrow afternoon into Thursday night before subsiding on Friday.

Southern England will dodge the strongest winds but gusts of 30-40 mph are still possible from Thursday afternoon into Friday.

While flooding is not expected to be a widespread concern, isolated flooding is possible, according to AccuWeather.

"In the longer range, Tropical Storm Kate in the Atlantic will interact with a larger storm system and impact Ireland and the UK on Sunday or Monday," it said.

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