Storm Jocelyn hits UK as new weather warning issued for rain

Major disruption is expected in parts of the UK for commuters as Storm Jocelyn hits the UK one day after Isha brought winds of up to 100mph.

There will be no train services in Scotland after 7pm as Jocelyn - which has already hit western parts of the UK - spreads north, where the Met Office has issued warnings for wind and rain.

Two other train operators have also urged passengers not to travel on affected routes between Glasgow and Preston, and between Edinburgh and both Newcastle and Preston.

It comes as the Met Office issued another yellow warning for rain, this time over Wales, to go with five other warnings for rain or wind covering much of the UK.

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As parts of the country brace for the storm's effects, Avanti West Coast called on customers to avoid going north of Preston after 3.30pm.

TransPennine Express, meanwhile, says it "strongly urges" dodging travel between England and Scotland after 3pm.

The last trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh will depart before 5pm, with services to and from Scotland not expected to resume until at least noon tomorrow.

Yellow warnings for rain apply to parts of western and southern Scotland, northwest England and Wales, while a yellow warning for wind covers the Midlands and an amber warning for wind is in place for Scotland's most northern parts.

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Winds of 80mph could be experienced in exposed areas, with 40-50mm of rain possible over higher ground, the forecaster said.

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said Storm Jocelyn, named by Met Eireann, could cause more disruption than Storm Isha.

"Although this system will be a step down relative to Storm Isha, with the damage and clean-up still under way, we could potentially see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn," he said.

Two people died as Storm Isha battered the country on Sunday and Monday.

An 84-year-old man died after the car he was travelling in crashed into a fallen tree in Grangemouth, Scotland.

In Limavady, Co Londonderry, a man in his 60s died after a crash involving two vans and another fallen tree.

Winds measuring almost 100mph brought disruption for many during Storm Isha.

Storm Jocelyn, which is due to bring intense conditions from 6pm on Tuesday, was named by Ireland's meteorological service.

A meteorological expert has told Sky News there is a good chance this season will be the stormiest since records began in 2015.

Jocelyn is the 10th named storm this cycle, one behind the highest, which was 11 in 2015/16, and it has come a month earlier than the 10th one in that record year.

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While storms occurring over the next two weeks are expected to edge north of the UK, two were recorded in August last year at the end of the season, said Suzanne Gray, professor of meteorology at the University of Reading.

"So there is still quite a good chance that we could break that record," she told Sky News.