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Storm Eunice: Amber warning for extremely strong winds in Cambridgeshire

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The Met Office has issued an Amber warning that Storm Eunice may bring extremely strong winds spreading from the southwest towards the north and east, including Cambridgeshire, on Friday (February 18).

It adds there is “an increasing likelihood” of widespread inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph and up to 80 mph in a few places.

These winds could cause a danger to life, according to the Met Office, if they blow off roofs, bring down powerlines or trees and cause flying debris.

Strong winds have been forecast during Storm Eunice.
Strong winds have been forecast during Storm Eunice.

What is predicted for Storm Eunice?

  • There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur and possibly affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees
  • Winds are expected to ease across western areas through the afternoon, and eastern areas during the evening.

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