Amber weather warning issued for high winds on Friday 18 February
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning of extremely high winds tomorrow Friday 18 February due to Storm Eunice.
When an amber warning is issued it means there is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.
You should think about changing your plans and taking action to protect yourself and your property. You may want to consider the impact of the weather on your family and your community and whether there is anything you need to do ahead of the severe weather to minimise the impact.
In extremely high winds you can expect:
- There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur , perhaps affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties, and flooding of some coastal properties seems likely.
- It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees
Keep up with the latest weather reports from the Met Office
Only call 999 for the emergency services if there’s a genuine risk of harm or worse.
If your bin collection is on Friday, once your bin is emptied, please bring it in as soon as possible.