Pram pushed onto busy Dublin road by strong winds during Storm Erik

Pram pushed onto busy Dublin road by strong winds during Storm Erik

Pram pushed onto busy Dublin road by strong winds during Storm Erik

Forecasters have said there are expected to be showers in the south today following the downpour overnight, but as the day moves on the rain will be replaced by sunny spells. There has been disruption to road, ferry and rail services and wild conditions with the strong and gusty SW winds and heavy rain.

Storm Erik has seen wet and windy weather forecast across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with winds of 70mph in some areas and heavy rain across large parts of the UK.

Storm Erik isn't finished with the United Kingdom and Ireland just yet.

"Elsewhere though, and in between this wet weather we're likely to see increasing amounts of sunshine, but also some showers too and one or two of those could well turn thundery".

'Through the evening period it starts to edge its way into parts of north-west Wales and north-west England.

A man was pushing the pram across the footpath when the strong winds lifted his hat off his head.

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BBC News NI weather presenter Cecilia Daly said that Erik was the sixth named storm of the season.

In Wales a falling tree collided with a van, killing the driver.

"Peak gusts across Northern Ireland will be 60 to 70mph but could be close to 80mph towards the west coast of Ireland and this is why Met Eireann issued an orange warning for counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal".

The wind warnings continue for Northern Ireland and Scotland into Saturday as does the heavy rain warning.

The Met Office warned that a showery band of rain and hill snow will clear the Scottish mainland on Sunday night, and as skies clear, this will lead to a sharp fall in temperatures and some ice.

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