STORM BARNEY: Met Office updates severe weather warning

Storm Barney is set to produce strong winds and heavy rain

Storm Barney is set to produce strong winds and heavy rain

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The Met Office has this morning updated a weather warning in place for Storm Barney, which is set to sweep across much of the country today.

There are warnings in place for strong winds across the East Midlands, and for heavy rain across South Yorkshire.

Flooding is possible from standing water and from rivers, and the strong winds could bring down trees and cause some structural damage.

The Chief Forecaster said: "A vigorous depression will track quickly east across Ireland and then northern England this evening, with a swathe of very strong winds developing on the southern flank of the low."

"The worst of the winds look likely to reach west Wales in the early evening, sweeping rapidly eastwards across the Midlands and East Anglia later during the evening."

"This update limits the southern extent of the previous warning."