Fallen tree, blown-off sign and collapsed chimney - county hit by gale force winds

A tree on the road in Lenwade as high winds hit Norfolk.

A tree on the road in Lenwade as high winds hit Norfolk. - Credit: Archant

High winds have caused havoc across Norfolk and Waveney with gusts of up to 60mph recorded in some areas of the county.

A tree on the road in Lenwade as high winds hit Norfolk (Picture: Katie Hudson)

A tree on the road in Lenwade as high winds hit Norfolk (Picture: Katie Hudson) - Credit: Archant

On Saturday, a road was blocked close to the Dinosaur Park in Lenwade after a tree crashed onto the ground.

In Norwich city centre, a chimney of the former Owl Sanctuary pub, in Cattle Market Street, collapsed onto the road at around 4pm. Firefighters from Carrow made the scene safe.

In Gorleston, a man was hit by a sign which had blown-off the Break charity store in the High Street.

According to witnesses, the man suffered cuts to his head which left 'blood everywhere'.

A chimney of the former Owl Sanctuary pub in Cattle Market Street, Norwich, collapsed onto the road.

A chimney of the former Owl Sanctuary pub in Cattle Market Street, Norwich, collapsed onto the road. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Strong winds are expected to continue on Sunday, particularly in the afternoon, with gusts predicted to reach 50-60mph.

In a Twitter post, meteorologist Dan Holley, of Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest, said the windy weather will persist in the coming days, with Monday to experience gusts between 35-45mph, Tuesday 40-50mph and Wednesday 50-60mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind on Wednesday, March 13, beginning from around midnight until 3pm.


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Forecasters have warned the severe weather could bring disruption to bus and train services and power cuts to some areas.

A chimney of the former Owl Sanctuary pub in Cattle Market Street, Norwich, collapsed onto the road.

A chimney of the former Owl Sanctuary pub in Cattle Market Street, Norwich, collapsed onto the road. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

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The sign has blown off the front of Break charity shop in Gorleston High Street.

The sign has blown off the front of Break charity shop in Gorleston High Street. - Credit: Archant

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