Weather affects Midlanders

People in the Midlands are being affected by the strong winds currently hitting the UK. Popular holiday destinations for Midlanders on the East coast are being particularly affected by the wind, and are at risk of flooding.

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Yellow 'be aware' warning of ice for Midlands

A yellow 'be aware' warning of ice remains in place this morning across the East and West Midlands.

The Met Office warnings have been in place since 3:00pm yesterday.

Be aware of ice Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Areas that could be affected include Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire and Stoke-on-Trent.

A yellow warning of wind still remains in place for the East Midlands.

Seven severe 'danger to life' flood warnings issued

The number of severe flood warnings across the Midlands has increased.

The Environment Agency has now issued seven of the 'danger to life' warnings.

They are in place in the following areas:

  • River Trent at East Butterwick
  • River Trent at West Butterwick
  • River Trent at Burton Stather
  • River Trent at Keadby
  • River Trent at Amcotts
  • River Trent at Gunness and Flixborough
  • River Trent at Burringham

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What do the weather alerts and warnings mean?

People in the Midlands are being affected by the strong winds currently hitting the UK.

But, what do the weather alerts and warnings actually mean?

What do the weather alerts and warnings mean? Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Met Office warnings:

Green - no severe weather

Yellow - be aware

Amber - be prepared

Red - take action

Environment Agency alerts and warnings:

Severe flood warning - severe flood, danger to life

Flood warning - flooding is expected, immediate action required

Flood alert - flooding is possible, be prepared

For more information visit the Met Office and Environment Agency websites.

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