People in Suffolk are being urged to think ahead if planning to travel today as the county braces itself for 70mph winds. 

A yellow weather warning is in place, issued by the Met Office, for Storm Isha which is expected to bring gale-force winds from midday on today. 

Large waves and beach material is expected to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties, and power cuts could also occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

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National Highways announced the Orwell Bridge will be closed from midday today for safety reasons. 

Greater Anglia has said there could also be disruption for train travel. 

It has advised passengers to check before they travel and consider travelling earlier in the day if possible.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: "The change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.

"The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday."

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Storm Isha will the ninth named Storm to hit the UK since September. 

If there are more named storms between next week and August, this year will beat the record held by 2015/16. 

Each storm is named when it poses a risk to people and they are given names with consecutive letters of the alphabet.