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Storm Erik hits Oldham bringing strong winds and heavy rain

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High winds on Saturday morning caused trees to fall and caused disruption on several roads, and emergency services warned motorists to take care when driving through the hard conditions.

The agency warned: "A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to move east through Saturday morning, easing from the west during the day".

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said throughout the rest of Saturday, winds of "up to 70mph on exposed coasts and 50mph winds inland" are likely.

The south is set to be temporarily hit by a band of wet weather, while snow is expected to fall in higher part of Wales and England's Peak District.

Parts of the country could also experience hail and thunder.

'A clear bright start for Northern Ireland and northern England, we do have showers making their way across Wales and the rain from last night is covering up much of south-eastern England, so a pretty grey and damp start for many of us here.

Members of the public look on as Storm Erik makes landfall with winds of up to 70mph to hit some areas of the United Kingdom along with heavy rain on February 8, 2019 in Prestwick, Scotland.

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Storm Erik makes landfall in Prestwick, Scotland.

However, the snow is expected to clear on Sunday, with a few blustery showers following it.

On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday covering much of Wales, central and northern England and southern Scotland.

A yellow weather warning has been issued Norfolk this weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph potentially hitting parts of the region.

The unsettled weather is expected to remain in parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend, with Northern Ireland and Scotland set to experience more strong winds and rainfall on Saturday.

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