Storm Brendan: UK hit by strong winds and heavy rain

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Storm Brendan: What can we expect?

Storm Brendan has hit the UK, bringing heavy rain and gusts of more than 80 miles per hour to parts of the country.

The Met Office, who monitor the UK's weather, issued a 14-hour yellow warning for wind on Monday, covering the west coast of the UK, Northern Ireland, parts of Wales and north-east Scotland where schools closed because of the storm.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, which is the Western Isles council in Scotland, closed all its schools and bus services were cancelled. There were disruptions to ferry routes.

Trains in and out of Preston were delayed after the station roof was damaged by wind, and flights between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are suspended. Seven flights which were scheduled to land at Gatwick in London were diverted to other UK airports on Monday evening.

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Parts of the UK have been hit by gales and heavy rain

A school was closed due to a power failure after a tree fell on power lines in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd in Wales. In Northern Ireland, lots of roads were shut and thousands of homes lost power.

Three more yellow weather warnings have now been issued as Storm Brendan continues to impact on the UK. A 12-hour warning is in place for wind across England and Wales and another has been issued for snow and ice in northern Scotland. An 20-hour warning has been issued for heavy rain in the south-east of England.

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