Storm Arwen live: ‘Danger to life’ and snow as yellow weather warnings hit Lancashire

Major disruption is expected in Lancashire and the UK as Storm Arwen ravages the county.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been instituted by the Met Office and will be in effect from 9 a.m. today (November 26) until midnight.

All of Lancashire is covered, except Burnley and Blackburn.

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A second yellow wind warning will then apply to all of Lancashire, from the first Saturday until 6pm the same day. This warning applies to all of the UK, with the exception of the South East of England.

With regard to both yellow warnings, weather experts say “injury and danger to life from flying debris is possible.”

Building damage and travel disruptions are also expected in the areas covered by the alert, with power outages looming.

A yellow snow warning has also been issued for the eastern areas of Lancashire.

In addition, there are stricter orange and red warnings for winds along the east coast of England and Scotland, where the Met Office says “flying debris is likely and could cause injury or death.”

The Met Office has said Storm Arwen will see gusts exceeding 75 mph in many coastal areas.

As a result, the weather experts warned: “High winds developing during Friday afternoon and evening could cause some travel disruption and damage.”

Meteorologist Dan Suri, head of the Met Office, said: “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low pressure system which will mainly affect the North East from Friday but will also have greater impacts on the UK with high winds, rain and some snow likely left. Storm Arwen’s impacts are primarily associated with high winds as the storm moves south and will cause widespread gusts of up to 105 mph in coastal areas, although slightly stronger in the northeast, with over 120 mph possible at exposed locations.”

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