Storm Freya sparks strong wind warning in parts of the Anglia region

A deepening depression in the Atlantic has been named Storm Freya threatening strong winds in the UK.

Storm Freya is expected to bring strong winds to northern parts of the Anglia region on Sunday into Monday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which says: "Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday."

The parts of the Anglia region affected are Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

The warning area has been adjusted slightly, removing northernmost parts of England, and extended southeastwards to include Norfolk and more of Cambridgeshire.

Yellow weather warning in force from 3pm on Sunday 3 March until 6am on Monday 4 March 2019

The area affected by the yellow weather warning for strong winds on Sunday evening into Monday. Credit: Met Office

"Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England and Wales through Sunday afternoon and evening, before clearing into the North Sea through the early part of Monday. "Gusts of 55-65 mph are likely widely, with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph for coastal parts of Cornwall, northern Devon, Wales and north-west England. "The very highest winds look likely to occur on Sunday evening over parts of coastal Wales."

Met Office

What to expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

  • Some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches, could happen

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

  • Some roads and bridges may close

  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties