Hurricane Arwen to topple Britain with 75mph winds


Orcasters have warned of travel chaos as the first winter storm prepares to knock parts of the UK with 75mph winds.

NS got from office Amber wind warning has been issued for some parts of North-East England And Scotland Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as a result of Hurricane Arwen.

The forecaster warned that there was a “potential” of injury or life-threatening damage from flying debris, with people causing damage to trees and buildings, public transport cancellations, road and bridge closures, power cuts and large waves. told to expect.

Scottish Transport Minister Graeme Day urged travellers to pay attention to the weather, adding: “The whole country is going to see haze conditions, but the Met Office is telling us that the eastern parts of Scotland especially Going to see. Some tough weather.”

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Yellow wind warnings are also in place for most of the western part of the UK on Friday, extending into the rest of the country on Saturday.

Gusts are expected to reach 55mph to 65mph in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland Wales South-west England and north-east England are most commonly seen in the coastal areas.

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon told the PA news agency: “The worst-affected areas will be primarily along the coasts, with speeds exceeding 75 mph and long travel times, power outages, flying debris, and large wind speeds. Waves will potentially disrupt. , beach material being thrown around.

“There is also a yellow warning of wind from Scotland through the west coast of the UK as well as Northern Ireland and Wales and south-west England from 9am on Friday.

“This reflects the impact that Hurricane Arwen will have with strong winds on Saturday, when warnings are extended over much of the UK.

“The south-east and London, although can avoid considerable wind gusts and remain relatively calm compared to the rest of the country, will certainly feel the effects of the storm.”


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