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‘Damage locally!’ Met Office urges caution over Storm Arwen set to hit with 75 mph winds


According to the Met Office Storm Arwen is expected to batter the northeast with excess of 75 mph winds. The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning covering a large part of eastern Scotland, which will be in place from 3pm on Friday to 9am on Saturday.

Met Office Principal Meteorologist Dan Suri warned the incoming storm will especially affect the northeast on Friday.

He said: “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low-pressure system that will impact the northeast in particular from Friday, but will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high winds, rain and some snow probable over the high ground.

“Storm Arwen’s impacts are mainly associated with high winds as the storm sinks southwards and will widely bring gusts of up to 65mph in coastal areas.

“Although slightly stronger in the northeast, with in excess of 75mph possible in exposed locations.”

Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, according to the Met Office.

Meanwhile, other injuries or risk to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Also, power cuts could occur and mobile phone coverage could be disrupted.

Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesman, said: “The south-east and London, though fairly windy, are likely to escape the worst of the gusts and remain relatively calm in comparison to the rest of the country, which will certainly feel the impact of the storm.”

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“So it may well be that the winds bring some disruption to that and some damage locally.”

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