TRAVEL disruption is likely and some loss of power to be expected as Storm Brendan arrives in the south west today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for high winds between 10am and midnight today (Monday).

Forecasters are warning gusts of up to 80mph could hit parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in.

However, the Republic of Ireland will be most affected by the storm, with Met Eireann putting out an orange wind warning for the entire country.

Their British counterparts have also issued a weather warning covering the next two days, warning of wind for much of the western half of the UK.

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Storm Brendan is expected to plague Ireland until 9pm, bringing with it a significant risk of coastal flooding, while the warning of "a very windy period" is in force across the west of England, Scotland and Wales is in force until midnight on Monday.

The east coast will not escape the impact of the storm either, with winds of 40-50mph possible.

The windy weather will persist for England and Wales on Tuesday as the storm continues to move east.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "As it pushes though, pretty much every part of the UK will feel the influence."

Everywhere in the UK will see rain on Monday at some point, he said, adding that the storm will move through pretty quickly.

The Met Office warning added that disruption to travel is "likely".

Forecasters are warning that coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray or large waves.

There may also be some short term loss of power and other services.