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Britain braced for stormy weather

Strong winds are set to batter parts of Britain this week as stormy weather brought by an area of low pressure races across the Atlantic.

Gusts of up to 75mph will bear down on exposed a coastal areas tomorrow night from 8pm and into Wednesday morning. 

The Met Office also warned of a possibility of power cuts and damage to trees, buildings and delays for commuters travelling by car and rail.

Yellow weather warnings for wind have been issued for eastern England, north east England, north west England, northern Wales, East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber for tomorrow 8pm.

Portreath in Cornwall was battered by strong wind and waves this morning. Gusts of up to 75mph will bear down on exposed a coastal areas tomorrow night from 8pm and into Wednesday morning.

A huge wave engulfs a pier at Portreath in Cornwall earlier today. The Met Office also warned of a possibility of power cuts and damage to trees, buildings and delays for commuters travelling by car and rail on Wednesday morning 

A huge wave engulfs a pier at Portreath in Cornwall earlier today. The Met Office also warned of a possibility of power cuts and damage to trees, buildings and delays for commuters travelling by car and rail on Wednesday morning 

The dramatic scene off the coast of Portreath this morning as yellow weather warnings for wind are issued for eastern England, north east England, north west England, northern Wales, East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber for tomorrow at 8pm 

The dramatic scene off the coast of Portreath this morning as yellow weather warnings for wind are issued for eastern England, north east England, north west England, northern Wales, East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber for tomorrow at 8pm 

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for many parts of the UK for tomorrow evening with the Met Office warning of potential power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for many parts of the UK for tomorrow evening with the Met Office warning of potential power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

Gusts of nearly 50 mph are already blasting parts of western England and waves of up around 16ft have been recorded in south west parts of coastal England

Gusts of nearly 50 mph are already blasting parts of western England and waves of up around 16ft have been recorded in south west parts of coastal England

Powerful winds combined with torrential downpours in Strathclyde, Dumfries Galloway Lothian and Borders as well as Northern Ireland — that could result in flooding — have also prompted yellow weather warnings for wind and rain. 

Stronger winds earlier this morning will ease throughout the course of the after parts of the south west recorded achieving heights of around 16ft.

For most today will remain blustery day with spells of sunshine and rain and the temperature will sit between 59°F (15°C) and 64.4°F (18°C). 

But heavy rainfall in Mossley, Greater Manchester, has left the streets completely flooded with cars and pedestrians struggling to get through.

Stormy seas around the old West Pier in Brighton, Sussex, as the Met Office forecast winds of up to 70mph  to batter Britain this week

Stormy seas around the old West Pier in Brighton, Sussex, as the Met Office forecast winds of up to 70mph to batter Britain this week

Stronger winds this morning are easing as the day goes along but the weather will remain blustery throughout today and into tomorrow

Stronger winds this morning are easing as the day goes along but the weather will remain blustery throughout today and into tomorrow

While showers will be less frequent, blustery winds similar to today's will be felt throughout much of the UK throughout Tuesday before the area of low pressure arrives tomorrow evening

While showers will be less frequent, blustery winds similar to today’s will be felt throughout much of the UK throughout Tuesday before the area of low pressure arrives tomorrow evening

Huge waves crashing off the coast of Ilfracombe, Devon this morning. Stronger winds felt earlier are easing as the day goes out but gusts of up to 75mph could batter Britain from Tuesday evening 

Huge waves crashing off the coast of Ilfracombe, Devon this morning. Stronger winds felt earlier are easing as the day goes out but gusts of up to 75mph could batter Britain from Tuesday evening 

Damien Hirst's controversial 'Verity' stands on Ilfracombe seafront

Damien Hirst’s controversial ‘Verity’ stands on Ilfracombe seafront

Temperatures will drop to around 50°F (10°C) and 51.8°F (11°C) overnight and going into early tomorrow morning.

While showers will be less frequent, blustery winds similar to today’s will be felt throughout much of the UK throughout Tuesday, before the area of low pressure arrives tomorrow evening. 

It comes as Hurricane Irma hammers Florida after devastating Caribbean islands, leaving at least five people dead as the storm slams into Key West. 

Britain more at risk of severe weather this autumn – with this forecast to be the worst hurricane season for seven years, the US Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.

Battered homes are a possibility, as well as trees and floods blocking road and rail lines. 

Strong winds rendered people's umbrellas ineffective in Manchester earlier today where heavy downpours were bearing down on the city  

Strong winds rendered people’s umbrellas ineffective in Manchester earlier today where heavy downpours were bearing down on the city  

A woman hurries to find somewhere drier in Manchester as heavy rain pours

Strong winds were turning people's umbrellas inside out

Left: A woman hurries to find somewhere drier in Manchester as heavy rain pours. Right: Strong winds were turning people’s umbrellas inside out 

Heavy rainfall in Mossley, Greater Manchester, has left the streets completely flooded with cars and pedestrians struggling to get through

Heavy rainfall in Mossley, Greater Manchester, has left the streets completely flooded with cars and pedestrians struggling to get through

A burst drain in Mossley, Greater Manchester, where flash floods have totally submerged streets with cars and pedestrians struggle to wade through

A burst drain in Mossley, Greater Manchester, where flash floods have totally submerged streets with cars and pedestrians struggle to wade through

 A man struggles to get into his car as torrential rain poured on Mossley earlier today causing flash floods

 A man struggles to get into his car as torrential rain poured on Mossley earlier today causing flash floods

Fire crews make their way through a street in Mossley Greater Manchester. The Met Office has issued warning for many parts of the UK ahead of a low pressure system arriving tomorrow evening 

Fire crews make their way through a street in Mossley Greater Manchester. The Met Office has issued warning for many parts of the UK ahead of a low pressure system arriving tomorrow evening 

Residents along a street watch in disbelief as huge amounts of water pour down their street in Mossley, greater Manchester earlier today 

Residents along a street watch in disbelief as huge amounts of water pour down their street in Mossley, greater Manchester earlier today 

A man with a large wooden board attempts to divert rushing water away from his front door. Many parts of Britain are to see wind gusts of up to 75mph bear down tomorrow evening  

A man with a large wooden board attempts to divert rushing water away from his front door. Many parts of Britain are to see wind gusts of up to 75mph bear down tomorrow evening  

A garden in Mossley is completed submerged by floodwater following torrential downpours today. There are expected to be fewer showers during Tuesday day 

A garden in Mossley is completed submerged by floodwater following torrential downpours today. There are expected to be fewer showers during Tuesday day 

Ominous-looking storm clouds gather over Poole harbour, in Dorset, which stunned locals as it passed overhead yesterday.  Britain is due to be hit by the tail end of up to three hurricanes or tropical storms in the next two months

Ominous-looking storm clouds gather over Poole harbour, in Dorset, which stunned locals as it passed overhead yesterday.  Britain is due to be hit by the tail end of up to three hurricanes or tropical storms in the next two months

Darkening clouds gather over pool: The Met Office has downplayed fears Britain is set to be battered by hurricane-strength weather churning across from the US

Darkening clouds gather over pool: The Met Office has downplayed fears Britain is set to be battered by hurricane-strength weather churning across from the US

Locals gather on a pier as foreboding clouds collected above them in Poole, Dorset. Forecaster Helen Roberts told MailOnline: 'We have often got the remnants of hurricanes coming across the Atlantic to the UK

Locals gather on a pier as foreboding clouds collected above them in Poole, Dorset. Forecaster Helen Roberts told MailOnline: ‘We have often got the remnants of hurricanes coming across the Atlantic to the UK

Britain has already been hit by the tail-end of a hurricane this season – Hurricane Gert — which swept across the Atlantic to deluge the North on August 20. 

Previous hurricane-based storms which crossed the Atlantic to hammer Britain include Hurricane Bertha in August 2014, which hit with gusts up to 94mph, six inches’ rain and floods. 

September’s 2012’s ‘Child of Hurricane Nadine’ tempest killed one and caused floods, and September 2011’s Hurricane Katia caused one death amid gusts up to 98mph, with floods and widespread travel chaos. 

The Met Office said Britain won’t be battered by weather as severe as that which is slamming the US and Caribbean, but could face winds of up to 70mph this week.

Forecaster Helen Roberts told MailOnline: ‘We have often got the remnants of hurricanes coming across the Atlantic to the UK.

‘But when they reach us they are very different beasts.’ 

Britons can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the ferocity of storms that have battered the Caribbean and Florida will not be replicated in the UK

Britons can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the ferocity of storms that have battered the Caribbean and Florida will not be replicated in the UK

Britain has already been hit by a hurricane this season ¿ Hurricane Gert ¿ which swept across the Atlantic to deluge the North on August 20

Britain has already been hit by a hurricane this season – Hurricane Gert — which swept across the Atlantic to deluge the North on August 20

This is the ridiculous moment the driver of a convertible Vauxhall Tigra uses an umbrella to stay dry ¿ rather than closing the roof on the M4 near Brentford, London

This is the ridiculous moment the driver of a convertible Vauxhall Tigra uses an umbrella to stay dry – rather than closing the roof on the M4 near Brentford, London

A yellow weather warning has been issued for southern parts of Wales and and the south-west of England from 12am tonight through to 11am tomorrow morning

A yellow weather warning has been issued for southern parts of Wales and and the south-west of England from 12am tonight through to 11am tomorrow morning

It means Britons can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the ferocity of storms that have battered the Caribbean and Florida won’t be replayed in the UK.  

Revellers at Bestival have been faced with rains and high winds this weekend.

Yesterday the festival, which is took place in Dorset for the first time this year, was forced to close its main area due to poor conditions.

Organisers tweeted: ‘Due to current high winds and safety of all our festival-goers The Castle Stage and Ambient Forest are both temporarily closed.

‘We’ll reopen the stages and areas as soon as possible. Due to high winds & for everyone’s safety the main arena is temporarily closed. Please make your way to the campsites until we reopen gates.’

The stages have now reopened but festival-goers have had to battle huge swamped areas and rain storms throughout the weekend.

A yellow weather was has been issued for southern parts of Wales and and the south-west of England from 12am tonight through to 11am this mornignh. 

Strong winds will continue across much of Wales tomorrow morning, indicating a ‘tricky rush’ for commuters. 

Most of the UK will experience sunshine a showers throughout much of today.

Ms Roberts added: ‘Tuesday is probably one of the better days of the week, more in the way of sunny spells, but there still be some showers in between.’

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 62.6°F (17°C) tomorrow, and remain in the mid to high teens throughout much of next week. 

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst predicted an ‘unsettled autumn day’ across the country throughout the day.

A second area of low pressure coming in from the Atlantic is expected to bring more strong winds on Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday morning.

He said: ‘It is likely to bring winds across many parts of England and Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday of between 50mph and 60mph, with isolated gusts reaching 70mph.

‘It could cause disruption to Wednesday morning rush hour and there could be some heavy rain associated with it as well.’ 

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