Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Warning of high winds in Lancaster and Morecambe

Warning of high winds in Lancaster and Morecambe

A Met Office warning has now been issued for strong gusting winds tonight (Tuesday September 12).

The yellow "be aware" rain warning runs from 17:00 on Tuesday until 08:00 on Wednesday with a "small chance" of flooding of homes and businesses.

"Strong winds with gusts of 55-60mph, perhaps reaching 70mph in some places".

"Longer journey times by road, rail and air are looking likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges".

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The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for the north of England down to the Midlands, as well as Scotland and Wales, which is in place from 8pm until 10am on Wednesday.

"Normally winds of this strength would cause very few impacts".

The warning will remain in place from 3pm tomorrow until midnight.

"Because this is an early-season storm, most trees still have their leaves in these areas". Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees.

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Nicola Maxey, spokesperson for the Met Office, said the cool weather will bring the risk of hail and thunder by tomorrow.

The weather service's chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: "Storm Aileen is expected to bring strong winds of up to 75mph to a central segment of the United Kingdom and an Amber weather warning has been issued".

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden added: "We are expecting a period of autumnal weather this week which will bring some unsettled and windy conditions for many".

And Ireland is set to be hit by the first-named storm of the year - Storm Aileen - but Ireland may escape the worst and the United Kingdom will "bear the brunt".

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