Met Office issues warning for strong winds as Storm Freya approaches Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for very strong winds in the region on Sunday and Monday.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 10:24 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 10:28 am

Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday.

What to expect.

* Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.

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* 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

Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland 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 Devon and Cornwall, as well as Irish Sea coasts of Wales and north-west England.

In the East Midlands, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire ,Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Rutland are expected to be affected.