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Amber weather warnings issued

An amber weather warning has been issued for snow and wind for our region by the Met Office as Storm Arwen head for the UK.


The snow warning comes in to force tonight at mid-night until 10am tomorrow morning. While the wind warning is in place from mid-night tonight until 6pm tomorrow evening.


Scenes like this could return this weekend as rain could turn to snow. Photo: NEMM file image.


A Met Office spokesperson said: "Central and southeast England also get a slightly later yellow warning for snow from midnight Friday night through to 10:00 Saturday morning. Whilst this is expected to be mostly of rain there is a chance that this will turn to snow in places, even to low levels. There is a chance of 2 to 5 centimetres and perhaps up to 8 centimetres on higher ground."


The Met Office are warning that high winds may cause some travel disruption and damage.


Other things according to the warning to expect are:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

  • Some roads and bridges may close

  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties


On Saturday, the yellow warning extends to much of the UK, barring the far southeast, to reflect Storm Arwen’s southern track down the east coast of the UK before shifting into mainland Europe on Sunday. The yellow warning expires at 18:00 on Saturday evening as Storm Arwen starts to shift away towards Europe.


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