Wind warning issued for Preston and Lancashire on Wednesday


The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds from 12:00 a.m. Wednesday October 5 until 11:59 p.m. the same day.


The Met Office said: ‘There is a chance a deep low pressure system will bring gusts of 70-80mph to northern UK on Wednesday.

“If this were to develop, disruption would be expected. However, the most likely scenario is for gusts of 55-65mph in parts of the warning area, most likely the northern Irish Sea and parts of eastern Scotland, resulting in more localized impacts.

“Additionally, heavy rain may prove an additional hazard in northwestern regions.”

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Warnings include:

  • There is a small risk of injury and life hazard due to flying debris
  • There is a slight risk of damage to buildings, such as blown tiles from roofs
  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges will be closed
  • There is a low risk of power cuts occurring, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that injury and life hazard may occur from large waves and every material thrown up onto waterfronts, coastal roads and properties

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