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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).


Weather warning issued for Midlands

A yellow warning of snow has been issued Credit: PA

A yellow weather warning has been issued for West and East Midlands.

Sleet and snow is expected at times through Saturday night, becoming heavier during Sunday morning. The Met Office has warned that some transport routes and travel services may be affected.

Some temporary slushy accumulations are possible down to 150 metres early on Sunday, with 2-5 cm likely above 250 metres and possibly 10-15 cm above 350 metres.

The yellow warning of snow means 'be aware' and will be in place until tomorrow afternoon (12 February).

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