Buckle up for Storm Kathleen

Dozens of flights were cancelled last night as Storm Kathleen brought strong winds and the warmest day of the year so far to the UK.

A significant 140 flights departing and arriving at UK airports were cancelled after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind.

Rail and ferry services have also been affected in Scotland.

Wind gusts of over 112km/h swept many parts and temperatures hit 21.4C in eastern England.

Thousands of passengers experienced delays when flights were cancelled at airports including Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Belfast.

12,000 people were left without electricity in Ireland.

BBC weather forecaster George Goodfellow said the storm had brought warm air from north-west Africa over the North Atlantic.

At present, 119 flood alerts have gone out across the UK. Strong winds will persist. 

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