Storm Debi to batter Wales as Met Office issues weather warning
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for parts of Wales this week. On Sunday, November 12, the forecaster said that Storm Debi has the potential to bring very strong and disruptive winds on Monday, November 13.
The warning will be in place from 4am on Monday morning until 6pm on Monday evening. UK areas that will be affected by the extreme weather condition include the east Midlands, northeast England, northwest England, west Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, as well as large parts of Wales.
Those affected areas in Wales include:
- Isle of Anglesey
In the warning, the Met Office has said there's a chance of 60-65mph gusts of wind developing inland, while there could be 70-80mph gusts of wind around the coast. The forecaster said: "Storm Debi is expected to develop and move across Ireland and northern England on Monday.
"Whilst there is still some uncertainty in the exact track and depth of this low, there is a chance of very strong westerly winds developing along Irish Sea coasts of Wales and northwest England on Monday morning before extending inland during day, slowly easing later. There is a chance of 60-65 mph gusts developing inland and 70-80 mph around coasts, and over some higher ground, such as the Pennines."(Image: Met Office)
Those living in the affected areas could expect injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen. They can also expect road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. For the latest analysis of the biggest stories, sign up to the Wales Matters newsletter here.
Some roads and bridges may close, and power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Additionally, injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.
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