UK weather: Storm Jocelyn to bring strong winds and heavy rain in wake of Ishaon January 23, 2024 at 1:16 am

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Weather warnings have issued for most of the UK with strong winds forecast.

Workers clear up Wotsits and Quavers crisps from the M6 motorway northbound after the wind overturned lorries on the carriagewayImage source, Getty Images

The UK is bracing itself for Storm Jocelyn with weather warnings issued just a day after Storm Isha wreaked havoc, leaving two people dead.

Jocelyn is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain on Tuesday.

Warnings for wind will come into force for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and parts of Wales and England.

It comes as thousands of homes remain without power after Storm Isha battered parts of the UK with gusts of up to 99mph.

An 84-year-old man died after the car he was in, crashed into a tree near Falkirk; while a man in his 60s was killed when a tree fell on his car in Limavady, County Londonderry.

In Northern Ireland, by 21:00 GMT on Monday, about 13,000 customers were still without electricity, NIE Networks said.

Elsewhere in the UK, Electricity North West said more than 50,000 homes had suffered a loss of power, with 6,300 yet to be restored, the firm said at 21:00 on Monday.

A tree surgeon removes a fallen tree from cars during Storm Isha in Linlithgow, West Lothian, on Monday

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Storm Isha’s winds also disrupted the journeys of many road, rail and air travellers.

While Storm Joycelyn comes hot on the heels of Storm Isha, forecasters do not expected it to be as powerful.

Jocelyn is the 10th named storm to hit the UK since September.

Wind is expected to gradually strengthen through the day, with risk of 80mph gusts in the north of and west of Scotland.

With most of the UK under a yellow warning for wind, the Met Office warns there could be possible disruption to travel and there could be some damage to buildings.

With strong winds forecast, all ScotRail trains will be suspended from 19:00 on Tuesday and there will be no services on Wednesday morning, the operator said.

Rain is forecast to fall across most areas during the day. Some flooding is possible with the ground saturated following Storm Isha.

The Met Office has issued the following severe weather warnings:

  • An amber warning for wind has been issued for the fringes of western and northern Scotland from 18:00 on Tuesday till 08:00 on Wednesday
  • A yellow warning for wind has been issued across the whole of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern Wales and north-west England
  • A yellow warning for wind is in place for south Wales, the Midlands and north-east England from 12:00 on Tuesday until 15:00 on Wednesday
  • A yellow warning for rain has been issued across western Scotland from 07:00 until 18:00 on Tuesday
  • A yellow warning for rain has been issued across parts of north-west England from 11:00 until 19:00 on Tuesday
  • A yellow warning for ice has been issued across northern and eastern parts of Scotland until 09:00 on Tuesday.

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