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2nd Jul, 2022

Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for wind in Worcestershire and Birmingham as Storm Franklin makes its way to the UK

Tristan Harris 20th Feb, 2022 Updated: 20th Feb, 2022

THE MET Office has issued another weather warning for wind for Worcestershire and most of England and Wales, just two days after Storm Eunice passed.

The yellow warning comes into force at 12pm today and remains in place until 1pm tomorrow (Monday).

It is the prelude to Storm Franklin, expected to arrive from the west tonight, first hitting Northern Ireland but then crossing the UK.

Although predicted not to be as fierce as Storm Eunice, the Met Office still says, with winds of up to 30mph and gusts of up to 50mph, there is a danger of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs and trees and branches could be brought down.

There could also be disruption to road and rail with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

Power cuts could occur and some roads and bridges may close.

In the north of the county, including Redditch and Bromsgrove, rain is expected to start around 3pm and continue off and on until midnight with the possibility of sleet late tonight on higher ground.

In south Worcestershire, heavy rain is expected from around 2pm and will continue until around 1am tomorrow.

The Environment Agency has already put flood warnings in place for rivers, including the Severn, which could swell with the extra rainfall.

Flood defences have been put up in some parts of the county.


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