Storm Bella brings amber warning

From the Met Office:

Very strong southwesterly winds are expected for parts of southern England and south Wales on Sunday morning.

Inland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely with a few spots likely to see 60-70 mph for a time.

Hills and particularly coasts exposed to the southwesterly winds will see a few gusts of 70-80 mph.

In addition to the strong winds, a period of heavy, squally rain is expected and may prove an additional hazard.

What to expect

  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close
  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

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