Posted: Tue 12th Sep 2017

Storm Aileen: Forecasters upgrade wind warning to AMBER for Flintshire

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 12th, 2017

Forecasters have upgraded a wind warning which is in place for Flintshire for the early hours of Wednesday to amber.

Storm Aileen, the first names storm of the year is set to bring a spell of very strong westerly winds with gusts of 65-75 mph from around Midnight through to 6am on Wednesday morning.

The Met Office say longer journey times by road, rail and air are looking likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges.

‘Damage to trees and perhaps buildings, as well as power cuts are expected. Flying debris and large coastal waves are possible, and these could lead to injuries.’ They warn.

Strong winds are expected to hit around 8pm this evening, and a yellow warning in place through to 10am Wednesday.

Chief Forecaster’s assessment

“The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west around midnight and move quickly eastwards, with the worst of the winds likely to affect any one place for 1-2 hours. Gusts of 70-75 mph are most likely over hills and western coasts, but even further east gusts of 60-70 mph are possible.”

Gale force winds are expected to hit much of north Wales and the north west of England.

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