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Winds reach 62mph in parts of UK as new warnings issued

Waves breaking over sea wall with houses behind Image copyright PA
Image caption A 2008 storm batters the seafront at Porthcawl

Wind speeds reached up to 62mph after an area of low pressure caused strong gusts across the UK on Monday.

The Met Office had issued a yellow "be aware" weather warning for wind in parts of Wales and south-west England, which has since been lifted.

Fresh yellow warnings for rain and wind are now in place for some areas from Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

The Met Office said "longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely".

Heavy rain is expected on Tuesday across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland, which may cause flooding.

Strong winds with gusts of 55-65mph are also looking "increasingly likely" on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, said the Met Office.

They are expected to affect the north of England, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber as well as south-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

A yellow warning is described as a sign that people should "plan ahead" for severe weather and pay attention to Met Office statements.

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