Weather WARNING as ‘danger to life’ Storm Ali set to smash UK

A WEATHER alert has been sent out amid forecasts the UK will be pummelled by Storm Ali.

The huge storm is set to hit the UK tomorrow, bringing winds of up to 85mph and cause widespread travel chaos.

It comes as the country braces itself for Storm Helene sweeping through today, with winds already reaching 60mph along the South West coast and Wales this morning.

It is thought that northern areas will be hit hardest by Ali, with torrential rain and powerful gaies expected.

Ireland will also be hit, particularly Mayo and Donegal, before the storm goes to northwest Scotland.

There are fears the storm could even cause pose a danger to life from bits of flying debris and damage to buildings.

Forecasters predict it will be powerful enough to blow off roof tiles and cause tree branches to break off.

People have also been warned the storm will bring nightmare travel conditions.

Roads, rail and ferry services will reportedly be affected and cancellations likely.

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BRACED: Storm Ali will batter the UK just hours after Storm Helene
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There are also no signs the weather will improve as a string of Atlantic depressions will hit the country.

On Thursday, localised flooding is predicted in some parts as well as more bad weather over the weekend.

Met Office chief forecaster Steve Ramsdale said: “A spell of strong winds is expected mainly in the far southwest of England and across west and south Wales.

“The strongest winds will the transferring across the Midlands and parts of northern England during Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

“Some damage to trees is possible, for example, large branches or trees falling in a few places.           

“Some delays to road, rail, air, and ferry transport are likely, probably some bus and train services will be affected with some journeys taking longer.

“Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.”

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