RESIDENTS are being warned that another storm is set to hit the north west, with strong winds being forecast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, with meteorologists warning that Storm Jocelyn is on the way.

The warning will come into effect from 4pm tomorrow, Tuesday, and this will remain in place through to 1pm the following day, Wednesday.

Forecasters say road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, while some roads and bridges may close, often blocked by fallen trees and other debris.

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage, with the potential also for some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

In addition, there is a chance of Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Warrington Guardian:

A strong jet stream is pushing another large-scale, low-pressure system from the Atlantic across into the UK, bringing wet and windy weather for Tuesday night and into Wednesday for much of the northern half of the country.

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said: “Although this system will be a step down relative to Storm Isha, with the damage and clean up still underway, we could potentially see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn.

“Outbreaks of heavy rain on Tuesday could bring rainfall accumulations of 15mm to 20mm quite widely, with 40mm to 50mm over higher ground in parts of north west England.

“Wind gusts are expected to reach 55mph to 65mph across north western Scotland, while there is potential for winds to gust to 75mph to 80mph in a few places, in particular exposed parts of the Western Isles and coastal north west Scotland early on Wednesday morning.”

The winds will gradually ease through the Wednesday and as we head through the rest of the week the weather continues to look changeable, with the drier and most settled conditions towards the south and east, and the most unsettled, wettest and windiest conditions expected in the north west.

Temperatures are expected to remain mild or close to average for the time of year.