More from STORM ERIK overnight and for Saturday morning, clearing east.

UK weather Storm Erik on its way to Britain as yellow warning for 60mph winds issued England and Scotland

An initial yellow alert had been lifted but the weather service has now published a fresh warning, set to come into force at 10.30am.

The forecaster expects the Storm to hit on Friday bringing Status Orange winds of up to 130kmph to some counties.

Met Éireann on Thursday issued four separate weather warnings for Ireland, two Status Orange and two Status Yellow ahead of Storm Erik.

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Calm before the storm: Musician Sharon Shannon takes her dogs Misty and Gnasher for a walk on the beach at Salthill in Galway city ahead of Storm Erik.

The Met Office warned that travel delays throughout the day were very likely, with the risk of fallen trees blocking roads and railways and high winds closing bridges and ferry routes. Very high seas as well with some coastal flooding.

The counties will experience average southwest to west wind-speeds of between 65km/h and 80km/h - along with "some severe or damaging gusts of 110km/h to 130km/h".

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The highest winds will be in exposed coastal areas where the speeds already mentioned may well be exceeded at times.

While a lull is expected in the fiercest winds on Friday evening, gusts will pick up again at about midnight, when a warning will cover Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and much of northern England.

It is expected to reach Donegal later in the morning, with the weather warning in place from 9.00 am Friday.

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Police Scotland advised driver caution across Highland, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Stirlingshire, and Argyll and Bute.

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