Storm Aileen is the first named storm predicted to hit the UK this year and while she's forecast to bring winds of up to 75mph to large swathes of the country, London looks likely to escape untouched.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain to many parts of the country, which will take effect at 8pm on Tuesday (September 12) and remain in place until 10am the following day.

In other parts, an amber weather warning has been issued to areas of the East Midlands, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber and the East and North West of England.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Damage to trees and perhaps buildings, as well as power cuts, are expected. Flying debris and large coastal waves are possible - and these could lead to injuries."

While most of the UK is bracing itself, the weather warnings at this stage completely exclude London.

The latest weather warning map issued by the Met Office shows Storm Aileen sweeping across the UK, with the exception of a small, horseshoe shaped enclave around London and the south east.

So if you're staying in London during Aileen you should be able to do so without (too much) disruption.

Elsewhere, the world has over the past week been shocked by images and footage of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean .

Airlines in the UK flying out of Gatwick and Heathrow are also scrambling to recover service following a swathe of cancellations in recent days due to the storm.

The Met Office though said there are no links between the arrival of Storm Aileen and Irma.

Deputy Meteorologist Chris Tubbs said: “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.”

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