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Storm Doris expected to cause widespread disruption

An amber weather warning has been issued Credit: PA

An amber weather warning, which means 'be prepared', has been issued for the Midlands.

Some very strong winds are expected in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, and 70-80 mph on coasts and hills.

Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris.

Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over. Heavy rain is also likely as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards.

The warning will be in place until 20:00 Thursday (23 February).

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