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UK weather latest: Storm Jocelyn set to bring 70mph winds just as Isha passes

A fallen tree falls on four cars in Linlithgow during Storm Isha Credit: Katielee Arrowsmith, SWNS

Britain is bracing for the tenth storm of the winter with 70mph winds and heavy downpours.

Storm Jocelyn is due to move in on Tuesday and batter parts of the country that are still reeling from Storm Isha’s trail of destruction, which saw gales of up to 99mph affect “everybody”, according to the Met Office.

Around 70,000 people in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland still without power and many rail and air passengers still facing cancellations and lengthy delays following Storm Isha on Sunday night.

Two people have died in separate crashes with fallen trees on the road, one an 84-year-old man in Fife, Scotland and another a man in his 60s in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

Storm Jocelyn marks only the second time that a named storm has reached the letter ‘J’ in the alphabet since the Met Office introduced the system in 2015, with only one more storm needed to make it a joint record with 2016 for the most named storms in one winter.

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