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Batten down the hatches! Weather warning issued with ‘Storm Eleanor’ on the way

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 2nd, 2018.

It’s time to batten down the hatches as Storm Eleanor is on the way.

A ‘yellow’ weather warning has been issued for many parts of the UK, including Wrexham, from 6pm this evening through to 6pm on Wednesday 3rd January.

The Met Office say that gusts of up to 80mph could hit some parts – however in Wrexham current forecasts show that gusts will peak at 48mph at 10pm this evening.

Wednesday morning through to the afternoon will also stay blustery, with gusts above 40mph until midday. It’s a similar situation for the afternoon, which will remain windy, before dying down in the evening.

Details released by the Met Office state: “Storm Eleanor to bring very strong winds later Tuesday, continuing overnight and on Wednesday.

“The warning has been adjusted to bring the northern boundary southwards, and to combine with the warning previously in force for Wednesday.

“Public transport may be disrupted or canceled and some bridges are likely to be closed. Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.

“Combined with a period of high tides, it is likely that some western coastal communities will be affected by large waves and spray, and again there is a chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves, or beach material being thrown on to seafronts and coastal properties.”

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