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Met Office warning of winds gusting to 60 mph

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region gusting up to 60 mph on Saturday evening.

There could be disruption to travel in the region.

The weather warning is in force until 11.45pm on Saturday 6 February 2016

Area covered by Saturday's yellow weather warning. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says southerly winds with strengthen across southern and then many eastern and central parts of England with gales developing, which are likely to be severe at times along English Channel coasts.

Winds should steadily decrease from the west this evening.

"Southerly gales will develop today as an active frontal system moves across the area from the west.

"Gusts of 40-50 mph are likely quite widely inland with gusts of around 60-65 mph affecting English Channel coasts at times."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

There will be more windy weather on Monday as Storm Imogen sweeps across the UK.

Read more: From Abigail to Wendy - Britain's storms get names

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region on Saturday 6 February 2016

  • 57 mph in Cranfield, Bedfordshire
  • 54 mph in Bedford
  • 54 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 51 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 50 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 48 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 43 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk

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Weather warning of further strong winds in parts of the Anglia region

There's a warning of further strong winds affecting parts of the Anglia region during Monday. It follows a weekend of blustery weather with winds in East Anglia gusting in excess of 60 mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with the risk of disruption to travel.

Area covered by yellow weather warning on Monday 30 November 2015. Credit: Met Office

This weather warning is in force from 9am until 6pm on Monday 30 November. It covers parts of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

The Met Office says: "Southwesterly winds will increase later on Monday morning, with gales extending eastwards across Wales along with much of southern and central England, and severe gales likely on exposed western and southern coasts.

"Gusts of 50 mph are likely inland whilst gusts of 60 mph will affect some exposed coasts in the west and south. Winds will will gradually ease from the west on Monday afternoon."

"A further depression will move quickly east across the UK on Monday, crossing northern England in the afternoon. A swathe of gales is expected to the south of the depression's track.

"Although wind strengths will probably be slightly less than Sunday's system there is still the possibility of some localised low level impacts."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

Storm Barney winds peak at 66 mph in the Anglia region

Storm Barney brought down trees, blew out the lights and caused some travel disruption on the roads and railways in the Anglia region with winds topping more than 65 mph.

The highest wind gust in the UK during the storm was 85 mph at Aberdaron in Wales while in the Anglia region it peaked at 66 mph at Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast and at Wittering near Peterborough.

A man and a woman were injured in Buckinghamshire when a tree was blown onto their car at Bourne End. Credit: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region from Storm Barney on Tuesday 17 November 2015

  • 66 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 66 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 63 mph in Bedford
  • 63 mph in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 61 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 59 mph in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 59 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 58 mph in Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 54 mph in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 51 mph at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Barney hits the Anglia region

A snapshot of the power cuts in the East. Credit: UK Power Networks.

Storm Barney has caused lots of power cuts across the region and kept our emergency services busy last night.

This is the latest power cut map from UK Power Networks in the East - the red markers show the current problems. Click here to see the most up to date version.

Has there been damage where you live? Send your photos to anglianews@itv.com or post them below.

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Essex Fire Service called to 25 storm incidents

Essex Fire and Rescue Service has been called to more than 25 incidents of trees being blown down and other storm-related incidents.

A fallen tree caused an electricity pole to fall onto a car in St Oysth near Clacton while firefighters also dealt with a sheet of metal that had blown off a roof in the Westcliff area of Southend.

Two crews from Colchester were called to secure a large sign which was in a precarious position in East Street. Crews cordoned off the area and made the sign safe.

Essex Fire Service say they are attending incidents where there is life risk, for example incidents involving trees down in the road where the road is unlit or it is in a dangerous position like on a bend.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region from Storm Barney

Severe gales have been battering the Anglia region as Storm Barney swept in from the Atlantic bringing winds gusts of more than 60 mph.

Trees have been blown over blocking roads, bringing down power lines and causing disruption on train services.

The satellite picture shows the centre of Storm Barney over the North Sea at 11.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015. Credit: Met Office

Peak wind gusts in the Anglia region by 11pm

  • 66 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 63 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 59 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 55 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 54 mph at Bedford

Storm Barney causing disruption across the Anglia region

Winds have been gusting at more than 60 mph in the Anglia region as Storm Barney crosses the UK.

The Atlantic depression is the second significant storm to the named this year after Abigail last week.

The highest wind gust recorded in the UK so far was 85 mph at Aberdaron on the Welsh coast.

Highest gusts in the Anglia region until 9pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015

  • 63 mph in Bedford
  • 61 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 60 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 59 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 58 mph in Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 55 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 55 mph at Southend Airport in Essex
  • 54 mph in Weybourne Norfolk
  • 52 mph in Cambridge
The red dots indication power cuts at 9.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015. Credit: UK Power Networks

There's been disruption to some rail services and roads because of fallen trees. On the M25 in Essex the QE2 Bridge has been closed at the Dartford Crossing with southbound traffic using the tunnel.

A number of power cuts have been reported across the Anglia region. UK Power Networks says it has extra staff working to cope with any problems.

"Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead power lines.

"Our emergency plans have been put in to place, with extra engineers and other staff on duty to deal with situations as and when they arise."

– UK Power Networks
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