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Amber Warning: Storm Ali to batter Cumbria

Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75 mph inland.

Storm Ali will bring a spell of very strong winds to Northern Ireland from early on Wednesday morning, before these strong winds spread to far northwest England and central and southern Scotland by late morning.

Strong winds will be accompanied by heavy squally showers. Some areas, especially high ground and coastal regions, including within the Central Belt, could see gusts of 80 mph at times. Winds will ease from the west through the afternoon.

What to expect

  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or damage through falling trees and branches breaking
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close
  • Large waves could affect coastal roads, sea fronts and properties

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