Met Office issues update on rare AMBER alert: Danger to life as 90mph storm to hammer UK

The forecaster Amber issued a warning for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders – saying that tomorrow will see a “period of very strong and disruptive winds” in the area. It is expected to hit the area between 4pm and midnight tomorrow as Storm Dudley sweeps across much of the country.

This is set to “eastward across southern Scotland and northern England during the evening,” it said.

There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but inland gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, perhaps briefly up to 80 mph in a few places.

Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts and hills for a time.

It warned people to expect a whole aray of torid weather.

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This included:

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, and some roads and bridges are likely to close, leading to longer journey times and cancellations.
  • Probably some fallen trees and damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties

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