YELLOW weather warnings have been set in Scotland to brace for Storm Aileen.

The met Office released the warning as it is expected she will bring strong winds to central parts of the UK.

Gusts up to around 75mph gusts could also be possible in exposed locations such as the coast and hills in these areas.

A Yellow weather warning warns of 30-40mm of rain falling within six to nine hours which could cause some disruption.

Chief forecaster, Frank Saunders, said: “Storm Aileen is expected to bring strong winds of up to 75mph to a central segment of the UK and an Amber weather warning has been issued.

“As well as the strong winds, there will be some heavy rain pushing eastwards overnight which could see accumulations of 30-40mm.

“The low-pressure system that is bringing these strong winds will move fairly swiftly from west to east over the UK and although there will still be some disruption through Wednesday morning, the winds will ease by the afternoon leaving a day of blustery showers.”

There has been some speculation that this weather is related to the severe weather that passed through the Caribbean and US.

Met Office Deputy Meteorologist, Chris Tubbs, added: “There are no links between the very strong winds we expect to see here in the UK and the hurricanes affecting the United States and the Caribbean at present. This system originated well north in the Atlantic Ocean, independent of the current Caribbean hurricanes”.

The Met Office also released an image of the alphabetical storm names - see below.

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