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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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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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