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Windy night ahead as amber warning issued

Windy night ahead as amber warning issued
Published 9 months ago | Updated 9 months ago

Weather warnings have been issued for the Selby area ahead of the arrival of the year's first named storm.

Storm Aileen is due to bring severe wind and significant rainfall as it tracks across the country from the Atlantic over the next 24-hours.

Meteorologists at the MetOffice have issued a 'yellow' early warning advisory, effective from 8 o'clock tonight, warning of strong westerly winds, picking up as the evening progresses.

An amber warning will be in place between 00:05 and 6:00 am, tomorrow morning when gusts in excess of 65 mph are possible.

Forecasters have warned of a potential for power cuts, damage to trees and perhaps buildings.


A spokesperson for the MetOffice said, "The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west around midnight and move quickly eastwards, with the worst of the winds likely to affect any one place for 1-2 hours.

"Gusts of 70-75 mph are most likely over hills and western coasts, but even further east gusts of 60-70 mph are possible."

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First published at 13:00 on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.
Last updated at 13:34 on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.