The Met Office has named Storm Franklin as a low-pressure system is expected to bring high winds during Sunday night (February 20) and into Monday morning for much of the UK.

This new storm follows on from a week of disrupted weather as storms Dudley and Eunice impacted the UK.

Gusts from Storm Franklin are expected to be lower than that of Eunice which saw two red weather warnings being triggered.

Northern areas of Northern Ireland are covered by an Amber Wind Warning that will be in force from early Monday morning where winds could be in excess of 80mph in exposed coastal areas.

Storm Frankin has been named by the Met Office

A yellow warning for Storm Franklin has been extended to cover much of the UK, with the exception of the North East.

Within the yellow warning area, wind gusts will be 65-75mph in coastal areas, and more widely 50-60mph further inland.

The coasts of the northwest of England and the southwest of Scotland could see gusts of up to 75mph for a short period on Sunday night and early Monday morning. 

The centre of Storm Franklin will clear into the North Sea on Monday morning, although high winds will continue to be felt for most through Monday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Following the significant impacts of Storm Eunice on Friday, Storm Franklin will bring further high winds for many late on Sunday and into Monday, although not on the same scale as Eunice. 

“Coastal areas of Northern Ireland, especially on that north coast, will get the strongest wind gusts, which could be around 80mph in a few places.

“Amber and Yellow Wind Warnings have been issued, and people should remain cautious ahead of the system that will bring 50-60mph wind gusts for much of the UK from late on Sunday and through Monday.”

Some associated snow is possible for many in Scotland and the north of England late on Sunday and into Monday, with the highest accumulations being in the high ground, adding to existing lying snow in many of these areas, although snow is also possible in some lower ground in the north. 

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