Met Office issues red weather warning for parts of Wales. The alert has been upgraded for areas of South Wales from an Amber warning as the country braces for winds of up to 100mph winds.
A “rare” red weather warning has been issued for parts of Wales as Storm Eunice approaches. The forecasting service upgraded the warning on Thursday as it tracks the storm that is developing the Atlantic and is due to hit on Friday. The warning is in place from 7am until 12pm on Friday, February 18th.
The Welsh coast between Swansea and Chepstow, as well as parts of England are included in the red alert area. Read more about how windy it will be where you live in our latest Met Office forecast here.
Under a red alert, the Met Office says to Wales can expect flying debris “resulting in danger to life” and “damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down.”
⚠️⚠️🔴 Rare Red Weather Warning Issued 🔴⚠️⚠️#StormEunice will bring extremely strong winds across parts of Southwest England and south Wales
Friday 0700 – 1200
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— Met Office (@metoffice) February 17, 2022
It also means uprooted trees are likely, and road, bridge and railway line closures.
The Met Office added: “Storm Eunice will bring extremely strong winds across parts of southwest England and south Wales”.
What the Met Office says to expect in areas covered by the red warning:
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees are likely
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “After the impacts from Storm Dudley for many on Wednesday, Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most impactful storms to affect southern and central parts of the UK for a few years.”
Please take extra care on the roads, with other travel disruptions likely.
Weather warnings are subject to change if conditions alter. Click here for guidance on staying safe during a storm.
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