The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Basingstoke, Andover and North Hampshire tomorrow as Storm Brendan is set to sweep in.

It comes as today parts of the south west, Ireland and the north west are facing stormy conditions with heavy rain and gusts of up to 80 mph. 

Currently in Basingstoke, there is a yellow warning for wind tomorrow with residents told to expect disruption.

While on Wednesday, there is a separate weather warning for heavy rain in the morning. The rest of the day currently looks to be clear with sunshine. 

It is a similar picture in Andover where tomorrow heavy rain and wind is expected to take hold of the area while the weather warning for rain remains on Wednesday. 

Frank Saunders, of the Met Office, said the UK and Ireland will turn increasingly windy throughout Monday as the storm, named by Irish forecaster Met Eireann, sweeps in.

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He said: “It’s going to be windy across the western half of the UK, with gusts reaching 60-70mph along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts – maybe even 80mph in a few exposed places.”

Mr Saunders added the severe conditions could cause travel disruption, and those in affected areas are advised to take extra care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges or high open roads.

Looking further ahead to the rest of next week, he said: “It looks like it’s going to stay very unsettled with the potential for further disruptive weather in places.”

On Saturday, strong winds and heavy rain battered parts of Scotland, causing road closures and rail disruption.

The main A1 road from the English border up to the Edinburgh area was closed to high-sided vehicles for several hours.

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