Amber weather warning issued as Storm Eunice approaches

North Devon Gazette

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for the South West tomorrow (February 18) as Storm Eunice approaches.Â

Storm Eunice may cause significant disruption due to extremely strong winds on Friday.Â

The Exeter based weather experts rarely issue Amber warnings but the wind strength is expected to be extreme.

#StormDudley moves away early on Thursday, allowing winds to ease for a time, ahead of the arrival of #StormEunice

Thursday's #4cast 👇 pic.twitter.com/SGJ5KV5D0KFebruary 16, 2022

What to expect:Â

  • There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to lifeÂ
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought downÂ
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flightsÂ
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur and possibly affect other services, such as mobile phone coverageÂ
  • Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and propertiesÂ
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted treesÂ

If you are able to, safely, take pictures of the impact of Storm Eunice please send them to joseph.bulmer@clearskypublishing.co.uk

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