The Met Office have issued an amber weather warning for wind as Storm Henk makes its way across the UK.

The amber weather warning, affecting households from Cornwall to Norwich, comes alongside a yellow weather warning for rain in more extensive parts of the country. The warning has been issued from 10am-8pm this evening (Tuesday, 2nd January).

What does an amber weather warning mean for wind?

Met Office issue amber weather warning across the South West.
(Met Office)

Storm Henk will bring a spell of very strong winds, causing disruption to travel and utilities.

Met Office relay what to expect from Storm Henk:

What to Expect

  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
    • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
    • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
    • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
    • Some roads and bridges likely to close
    • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties

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