The UK experiences severe weather as Storm Henk causes the Met Office to release a weather advisory.

Buildings and floods are expected to be affected as the first named storm of 2024 sweeps across southern Britain. Commuters on roads and rail networks are set to face difficulties, while homeowners and businesspeople have been advised to prepare for flooding. Storm Henk, as it has been named, is bringing winds of up to 80mph (128km/h) to parts of southern Britain.

The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning from 10am to 8pm on Tuesday, warning about the possibility of power cuts and interruptions in mobile phone service. Damage to buildings and disruptions in travel, such as tiles being blown off roofs and longer journey times with potential closures of bridges and roads, are expected.

Storm Henk is forecasted to bring heavy rain and very strong winds to southern Britain. The coast could be particularly at risk due to large waves, which may cause damage to coastal roads, homes, and businesses.

Network Rail has already reported disruptions between Exeter and Plymouth due to flooding and has advised passengers to check before traveling. Train services between London Paddington and south Wales are being diverted due to flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

On a positive note, the Met Office predicts more settled weather across the country over the weekend, with colder conditions and frosty nights.

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