The Met Office has warned of "unusual impacts" in Norfolk as the county prepares for Storm Babet. 

Two days of heavy rain and strong winds have been predicted to arrive on Thursday, bringing harsh conditions and up to 150mm of rainfall in some places. 

People have been told to expect flooding, power cuts and travel disruption during the storm, which is the second of the season after Agnes, as gale-force winds may make driving dangerous.

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Grahame Madge, a Met Office spokesman, said: "From tomorrow morning, Storm Babet will bring increasing impacts to the UK, beginning in the south and west and then moving east.

"A notable feature for many eastern locations will be the direction of the wind, which will be coming from the east.

"This is an unusual direction for strong wind at this time of year and this may bring associated unusual impacts.

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"Coastal residents and visitors are being advised to take extra caution."

Weather presenter Dan Holley has warned that parts of the Norfolk coast will see wind speeds of up to 50mph on Wednesday, with the peak on Wednesday evening. 

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has urged the public to practice "extreme caution", particularly along exposed cliffs, seafronts and piers.

Further weather warnings are likely to be announced by the Met Office in the coming days.