The UK Met Office has issued Status Yellow wind and rain weather warnings for parts of the UK.

A rain warning is currently in place today (Tuesday, April 11) for all of Northern Ireland, a small part of southwest Scotland and a small part of northwest England.

A wind warning is also currently in place along the coast of Wales and west England.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 12) will see a Status Yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland, southwest Wales and south England.

The UK’s national weather forecaster warned that Status Yellow wind and rain warnings can mean:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely;
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer;
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely;
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible;
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said: “Thick cloud and heavy rain will continue to push in from west bringing 50-60m/h winds along western coasts. Snow is likely to fall over parts of upland Scotland overnight.

“Some disruption due to strong winds is likely on Wednesday, especially in southern and western areas, as well as the potential for heavy rainfall and even some snow, though the latter probably confined to high ground in the north.”

The Met Office said it will stay unsettled through the rest of the week, with sunshine and heavy showers for many on Thursday (April 13), and persistent rain in the south on Friday (April 14), before it becomes drier and brighter going into the weekend.