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THE Met Office has upgraded its severe weather warning for tomorrow with torrential rain and gale-force winds set to batter the Cardigan area.

It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

There will be spells of heavy rainfall and high tides with the possibility of coastal flooding.

A status orange warning for winds in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Meath and Waterford has been extended from midnight on Thursday until Friday morning.

Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

Winds of up to 130km are expected, possibly going even higher in coastal areas.

Rail services to Drogheda, Dundalk and Belfast have been suspended because of a tree on the line at Donabate in Dublin.

Power cuts could also result and other services - including mobile phone and broadband network coverage - could be impacted.

Cheshire Police said it had received "quite a few" weather-related calls on Friday morning, while Isle of Man Police warned motorists of windy and rainy conditions causing issues on the roads. If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.

Yellow warnings for rain and wind have also been issued across much of the west coast of the United Kingdom, from northern Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the North West on Saturday 13 October. "Some roads and bridges may close".

"In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk".

The strongest winds overnight were reported on the Ards peninsula with parts of counties Down, Armagh and parts of Antrim getting the worst.

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