Strong winds set to hit Sussex after Christmas as Met Office issues amber warning

The Met Office has warned that strong winds could hit Sussex in the days after Christmas.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 5:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th December 2020, 5:40 pm

The Met Office said Storm Bella will bring disruption over parts of south and southeast England and south Wales.

An amber weather warning has been issued for wind on December 26 and 27.

'Very strong' south westerly winds are expected on Sunday morning, with inland gusts of up to 70 mph foreseen.

An amber weather warning has been issued for wind on December 26 and 27.

The Met Office said you should expect; longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected; closure of some roads and bridges; 'probably some damage to buildings', such as tiles blown from roofs and flying debris, which could lead to injuries or danger to life.

Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties could also pose a 'danger to life' or injuries.

The Met Office said there is also a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

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