WARNING: Storm Ophelia warning now in place from NOON

Storm Ophelia is to batter the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph, with the Met Office warning of potential "danger to life".

In the last few minutes the latest warning from the Met Office says the storm will now start at noon and last until 11pm.

The Met Office amber warning for wind for Northern Ireland still holds.

Storm Ophelia
Storm Ophelia