Storm Francis news – live: Flood warnings issued as 70mph winds and heavy rain to hit UK

Storm Francis is expected to lash parts of the UK with up to 90mm of rainfall and to bring 70mph winds to some coastal regions on Tuesday, the Met Office has said.

The national weather service has issued yellow weather warnings for wind and rain as a result of the storm, which reached the west of the UK early on Tuesday morning.

Northern Ireland and Scotland will see the worst of the rain, while southern England is set to experience the strongest winds.

Storm Francis to bring risk of ‘severe gales’

The Met Office has issued weather warnings on Tuesday and Wednesday for wind and rain brought to the UK by Storm Francis.

The storm, which was named on Monday, made landfall early on Tuesday and will head into the North Sea on Wednesday morning.

It is the first time that the Met Office has named two storms in August since it started the practice in 2015.

Storm Ellen hit the UK last week, leading to the deaths of a 15-year-old girl in a river in Wales and a 50-year-old man in the sea in Cornwall. 

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