Met Office warning with storms set to batter Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 10:07 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:58 16 October 2017

Coastal areas are likely to be among the worst affected according to the Met Office. Picture: Simon Williams (iwitness24) - stock image

Coastal areas are likely to be among the worst affected according to the Met Office. Picture: Simon Williams (iwitness24) - stock image

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An ex-hurricane is set to batter Weston-super-Mare today (Monday) with the West Office warning of potential risk to life due to the stormy weather.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as of 10am this morning and will remain in place until the end of the day.

A spokesman for the weather agency said: “A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia.

“Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible.

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

“Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris.

“Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.”

An amber warning – a grade higher than the yellow warning for the South West – has been issued for Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and North West Wales.

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