Driver caution urged amid storms

Drivers need to show caution on the roads over the next few days - with forecasters predicting heavy rain and winds of up to 60 mph.

Wales, the north west of England and Northern Ireland will be the worst hit on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the gales moving to the South West on Saturday, the Met Office said.

A Met Office spokeswoman said. "It's going to be a bit miserable with all that rain around and very cloudy. The wind won't necessarily be as strong as it was last weekend, but it's still gale force when it's gusting up to 60mph."

Tom Tobler from Meteogroup, at the Press Association, said it would be very windy across the southern half of the UK on Thursday morning, and there would be heavy rain in western areas.

On Friday the rain will begin to move south eastwards and will gradually become lighter. But Mr Tobler warned that there will be more downpours on Saturday.

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