Hurricane Ophelia: UK faces more storm disruption

Winds of more than 70mph (112km/h) and heavy rain are hitting parts of Scotland and northern England as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia continue to sweep across the UK.

All schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remain closed for a second day as the clean-up begins.

In Ireland some 245,000 customers are without electricity, while 3,600 homes are without power in Northern Ireland.

Three people were killed in the storm in the Irish Republic on Monday.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” wind warning across southern and central Scotland and northern England and warned of rush-hour disruption.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued 14 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and several flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible, for the west coast of Scotland.

in England, there’s a flood warning in Dorset and a series of flood alerts across the north west and the South West.

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Train services in northern England are disrupted – including on the line between Halifax and Bradford Interchange – as a result of trees felled in the storm weather.

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