December 12 2013 Latest news:
Freddy Mayhew, Reporter
Friday, October 25, 2013
Strong winds and heavy rain could damage buildings and disrupt power supplies if they hit on Monday.
The Met Office has issued an amber alert as an “exceptionally windy spell of weather” is forecast to run northeastwards across the country after reaching southern England later on Sunday.
The warning means people “should be prepared” for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, according to forecasters.
Transport could also be disrupted along with power supplies as wind speeds are predicted to reach upwards of 80mph in some parts of the country.
Heavy rain from the storm, created by a “very intense” low pressure system, may also cause some surface water flooding.
The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service. It issues three alerts depending on severity with yellow the lowest, followed by amber and then red.
If you have any pictures of the storm and the damage it has inflicted or a story about how it affected you on Monday we’d love to hear from you.
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