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Storm Isha: Amber warnings for wind this weekend as new storm approaches

An upgraded amber wind warning has been issued for large parts of the UK this weekend, with a newly named storm on the way.

Storm Isha will bring winds of up to 80mph from Sunday evening into Monday, according to the Met Office, with disruption to travel and utilities likely.

An amber warning is in place for areas in northern England. Injuries and danger to life are likely in coastal areas.

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Yellow warnings for wind and rain are in place for the whole of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the South West.

The amber warnings are in place from 6pm Sunday until 9am Monday while the rain warnings come into force at 6am on Sunday until 6am on Monday.

The Met Office also warned of power cuts and damage to buildings due to the gusts, while yellow warnings for rain have been issued covering the whole of the UK.

Along with the winds, the chill grasping Britain has not yet abated, with yellow alerts for snow and ice still in effect across Scotland, and the Met Office warning wintry showers could bring disruption to transport and travel.

A warning covering northern Scotland has been extended east into the Grampian region and across the Northern Isles.

The warning is in place until 3pm, while a similar alert across Scotland's south, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, expires at 12pm.

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Overnight temperatures in Scotland again fell below freezing, with data indicating that the mercury dipped to minus 10C in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 8pm on Thursday.

However, from Saturday to Monday the weather is forecast to turn milder, with wet and windy conditions expected through the weekend and into next week.

The heaviest rain is expected on Sunday - with 30mm to 50mm falling widely and the potential for peaks of 80mm to 100mm over hills, the forecaster said.

Milder conditions will also result in the thaw of lying snow.