The remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo are expected to bring gales to parts of the UK and Ireland.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind for parts of Northern Ireland, which is in force from 3pm to 10pm on Thursday.
A separate yellow wind warning has been issued for Cornwall, most of Devon and coastal parts of southwest Wales. This warning is in place from 4am to 4pm on Friday.
The weather could cause power loss, as well as disrupt travel.
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 2, 2019
The storm is expected to bring winds of up to 60mph in Northern Ireland on Thursday in coastal areas, with winds increasing to 80mph in Ireland, according to Met Eireann.
Met Office figures show that average UK rainfall was 27% above average for September – 122.4mm (12.24cm) of rain fell during the month, compared to an average of 96.4mm (9.64cm)
Despite flash flooding across the country earlier this week, the Environment Agency declared a drought in Hertfordshire and north London on Tuesday.
Status Orange – Wind warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 2, 2019
The storm is “relatively slow moving”, according to Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxey – and could cause delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport on Friday morning.
She said: “We could see gusts of 60mph on the coast of South West England and South Wales.
“As it (the storm) moves across the Atlantic it is weakening, and as it moves across England it will weaken.”
Rain is forecast for much of England and Wales on Friday, the Met Office says, while the weather on Saturday is expected to pick up and be brighter, with some scattered showers.