Bakewell street market called off after yellow wind warning for Storm Debi
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A lower-category yellow warning applies to Derbyshire but council officers have still judged the safety risks as too high for the weekly event to go ahead.
A spokesperson for the authority said: “With winds of 50mph forecast to hit Bakewell on Monday we've had to take the decision to cancel this week's scheduled outdoor stall market in the Market Place and Granby Road. Our priority is the safety of traders and their customers.”
While the storm may bring heavy rain to some parts of the country, wind is expected to be the bigger cause for concern in the Peak District with the possibility of flying debris, disruption to road and rail services and possible power cuts.
Met Office chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “Storm Debi has developed rapidly overnight and will bring impacts across parts of the UK today.”
Storm Debi has developed, in part, because of a very strong jet stream crossing the Atlantic.
The core of the jet stream is currently located to the south of the UK but is causing a very unsettled period of weather in higher latitudes.
Further areas of low pressure are forecast to develop and affect the UK during the coming week.
For all the latest updates, see metoffice.gov.uk.