Welcome to the Daily Express’s live weather blog as Storm Agnes is just hours away from reaching Britain.
The Met Office has issued a 21-hour warning covering 13 regions in the UK – meaning widespread disruption is expected.
Nick Finnis, a forecaster for Netweather, said in his blog post: “The weather looks to take a turn downhill quite markedly on Wednesday, as a low pressure system moving east across the Atlantic with the jet stream moves under the developmental left exit of the jet streak and undergoes rapid cyclogenesis to the southwest of Ireland on Tuesday.
“The low then looks to track northeast across Ireland then northern Britain on Wednesday, though the track is still uncertain this far out – it may still track further north or south.”
He added: “Ireland could see the worst of the strong winds with this system, models show gusts of 70-80mph – even inland. But Irish Sea coasts of mainland UK could see similar gusts while inland areas of north Wales, northern England and southern Scotland could see 60-70mph gusts.”