Amber Weather Warnings Issued Across Britain As Storm Ciara Approaches
Initially, the storm was at a yellow warning across the four days - Saturday to Tuesday - in areas set to be impacted, but now Sunday's warning has been upgraded in the South east of England.
However, in other parts, the yellow warning still remains, mostly in north-western parts of the UK on Saturday, followed by a yellow wind warning covering the entirety of the UK on Sunday.
Yellow warnings in the Met Office means the weather is likely to have some effect on people, possibly with some travel disruption. However amber means it is quite likely the weather will have negative effects, with power cuts as well as travel delays.
We've issued an amber warning for very strong winds in southeast England on Sunday. Here's what to expect :warning::point_down:
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- Met Office (@metoffice) February 7, 2020
The Met Office has said itself we can expect damage to buildings such as tiles being pulled from roofs and power cuts.
You can also expect longer journey delays and cancellations, and some roads and bridges to close.
Probably best to stay home tbh, so cancel that night out and hunker down, putting your cars in the garage and securing any loose items outside your home.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: "Winds will increase through Saturday across Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales, before turning very windy across the rest of UK through the early hours of Sunday morning.
"Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected quite widely across inland areas, with even stronger gusts of 80mph or higher along coastal areas, especially in southeast England and northern Scotland."
Injuries and danger to life is "likely" in coastal areas according to the national weather service, thanks to large waves and beach material being thrown onto roads and sea-front properties.
So if you live by the sea, be extra vigilant. Hold onto your hats and we probably wouldn't even bother with a brolly.
Guy Addington, Regional Water Safety Lead at the RNLI said: "This rough weather could making visiting our coasts around the UK and Ireland treacherous and bring very dangerous sea conditions."
Frank Saunders added: "Storm Ciara will bring damaging winds and heavy rain across the UK this weekend and we have issued a range of severe weather warnings giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm."
With the Met Office advising people "stay inside as much as possible," quite clearly, it is a weekend to cosy up in front of the telly and binge on Netflix series.
Luckily for all, the steaming platform has dropped a lot of material lately.
It's a great excuse to cancel plans and relax, so get adding to that watch list.
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