Strong winds are expected to hit much of Scotland this weekend with the arrival of Storm Hannah.

Met Eireann has named the weather system which is expected to bring strong gales to Ireland on Friday night.

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Strong winds are also expected in southern parts of the UK, but the bad weather is expected to have ended by the start of Sunday’s London Marathon.

While Scotland will not feel the full force of the storm, gales and heavy rain is expected in many parts. 

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said that the system will affect Ireland most significantly.

He said that Met Eireann had chosen to name the storm based on its own criteria and the potential impacts for Ireland.

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The spokesman said the Met Office itself would probably not have gone as far as naming the system, which has come from the Atlantic, but will be issuing its own warnings.