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Cambridge residents warned as galeforce winds set to hit city within days

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Galeforce winds and rain heading for Cambridge
Galeforce winds and rain heading for Cambridge

Met Office issues severe weather warning for the region

Cambridge residents have been warned of a major ‘risk to life’ after the Met Office revealed that gale force winds and rain are set to wreak havoc across the county by the end of the week.

Residents should be on their guard with gale force winds potentially causing flying debris with a risk of fatal injuries.

The warning is currently in place from 9pm on Wednesday (January 17) until 1pm on Thursday (January 18).

Winds on Wednesday are expected reach highs of 56 mph and increase overnight.

The Met Office warning states: “Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday.

“The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by early afternoon. Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations.

“There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.

“In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

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