Posted: Mon 1st Feb 2016

Storm Henry set to batter north Wales over the next few hours

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Weather warnings are in place today for north Wales as Storm Henry heads towards the UK. 

Blustery weather has already started to feature across Deeside with gale force winds and strong gusts expected to sweep into Flintshire and north Wales later this afternoon.

A yellow “be aware” warning has been issued by the Met Office which is in place for 24 hours from 09:00 GMT.

Temperatures are into double figures this morning and a moderate to fresh SW wind is bringing some strong gusts measuring 43mph at Hawarden around 9am.

Gusts are expected to reach 60 to 70mph in Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey causing difficult conditions on the roads and may result in possible travel disruption, power cuts and structural damage forecasters warn.

Storm Henry comes soon after Gertrude, which brought gusts of more than 100mph to some places in the UK, as well as heavy rain and snow.

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The Met Office say:

“Southwesterly gales will begin to develop widely across northern parts of the UK during Monday, increasing further to bring locally severe gales and storm force westerly winds by Monday night before easing on Tuesday morning. Gusts of 60 to 70 mph are likely quite widely.

Much of Scotland is covered by an associated amber wind warning, where winds will be stronger still and there is a risk of higher levels of disruption.”

Locally a general aviation warning in place between 12pm and 6pm for Hawarden airport which forecasts gusts of wind reaching between 45-55 knots – up to 63mph.

Scotland will be worst hit over the next 24 hours with wind speeds expected to hit 90mph.[/text_output][text_output]Animation of wind for the next 24 hours from 9am on Monday.
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