Storm Noa is expected to batter the United Kingdom, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in parts of the United Kingdom, which could cause delays on Wednesday.
This morning, Storm Noa brought heavy rain and wind to Ireland, with snow reported on higher ground.
High winds will continue to blow across southern England, peaking in the middle of the day with gusts of 50 to 60 mph.
Severe winds have been pounding Ireland, with Cork and Kerry bracing for the worst of the weather, with weather experts warning of “damaging gusts” of more than 110km/h.
Meteo France has named Storm Noa, which is expected to bring gusts of up to 75 mph along parts of the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, as well as exposed headlands elsewhere.
The yellow weather warning is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight, with forecasters warning that some building damage is possible, as well as disruptions to road, rail, air, and ferry services.
The rest of the week is expected to be unsettled, with sunshine and heavy showers in most parts of the UK on Thursday and persistent rain in the south on Friday.
In response to the same storm, France has issued Status Orange weather warnings for three regions in the country’s north.
As a result of the high winds, some cross-Channel ferry services have been cancelled.