Updated: 10/21/2017 1:19:18 PM
BRITS are struggling against a flurry of transport chaos, power cuts and bouts of flooding as Storm Brian lashes the nation with heavy downpours and gusts reaching 70mph.
Six strong weather warnings are still in place across much of the country, prompting officials to warn travellers against risking their safety for a "storm selfie" of the weather bomb.
Updated: 10/21/2017 8:50:30 AM
The UK is facing gale-force winds and possible flooding from Storm Brian - days after three people died in Ireland in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia.
Gusts of up to 70mph are predicted from Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for flooding, power cuts and transport disruption.
Strong wind warnings are in place across much of Britain, including Wales, south England and the Midlands.
Published Friday, October 20, 2017
Storm Brian will be the second named storm of the season, following Aileen, which hit the UK in September.
Forecasters have issued a “Yellow” wind warning for Saturday, which means high wind speeds could lead to transport disruption, damage to trees and short term loss of power, parts of southern England and Wales.
Much of Ireland is also like to by hit with winds of up to 50mph, rising to 70mph in coastal areas.
This latest storm comes a matter of days after Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland, killing three people and leaving thousands without power.
Met Éireann - the Irish equivalent of the Met Office - have issued an orange weather warning for southwestern coastal counties on Saturday, the second highest level.
Storm Brian Facts
Affected Area: 200 km.
Alert Level: Orange