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Amber warning There are warnings of wind in the next 5 days for East Midlands

East Midlands

01:53 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

There are no warnings for East Midlands on Wednesday 22 February 2017

01:53 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wind warning of amber

Amber warning of wind

Be prepared

06:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible. Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. The exact timing and track of this system remain uncertain but there is potential for a short-lived core of very strong winds to develop. Whilst some disruption is expected outside of this stronger swathe of winds, the amber area looks most likely to see more significant disruption.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
10:31 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:31 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
06:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Rutland, Northamptonshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Powys, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire and West Midlands Conurbation

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

06:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across the warning area but a small swathe of even stronger winds may develop - most likely across parts of northern England, northern Wales and the north Midlands. Here a short period of gusts of 70 to 80 mph is possible, please refer to separate amber warning. Travel services could be affected including some restrictions on bridges and disruption to ferries. Some damage to buildings is also possible. Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday along with some snow over high ground. These may prove additional hazards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. A period of very strong winds are likely across the warning area with some disruption expected. However a small swathe of very strong winds could cause more widespread disruption across part of the warning area, which is covered by a separate amber warning.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
11:55 on Monday, 20 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:24 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
06:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation and Worcestershire

01:53 on Friday, 24 February 2017

There are no warnings for East Midlands on Friday 24 February 2017

01:53 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

There are no warnings for East Midlands on Saturday 25 February 2017

01:53 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for East Midlands on Sunday 26 February 2017