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Weather warning

We have just received this yellow weather warning about Storm Agnes bringing wet and potentially very windy conditions on Wednesday / Thursday.

A lot of dry and bright weather today with some sharp showers chiefly affecting Cumbria. Heavier and more widespread showers tomorrow with even some thunderstorms in places but the first named storm of the season, Agnes, will bring strong winds and possibly some heavy rain for a time across the region on Wednesday. After a dry and bright start it will cloud over with outbreaks of rain spreading from the south-west in the afternoon and evening. The southerly winds will also strengthen gusting to 50-60mph across parts of the region for a time, particularly the hills with potentially gusts of 65-75mph along some coastal parts. The winds will then veer to the west later in the evening and overnight before easing in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Potential Impacts:

  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris

  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

  • Longer journey times are likely, or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close.

  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.

Current/expected Met Office Severe Weather Warnings:

  • This yellow warning is valid from 1200 Wednesday 27 September 2023 to 0700 on Thursday 28 September 2023, and remains at a very low likelihood of medium impacts

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