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Warning in place as 50mph winds set to batter Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 09:45 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 10:38 14 January 2020

Norfolk is under a weather warning for strong winds. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk is under a weather warning for strong winds. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Norfolk is bracing itself for high winds of up to 50mph.

Norfolk and Suffolk are braced for high winds of up to 50mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the country, including Norfolk and Suffolk for strong winds today (Tuesday, January 14).

In Norwich, gusts of 30mph are expected at 1pm, gradually increasing over the course of the afternoon and evening to reach 50mph from 8pm onwards.

Forecasters warned delays are to be expected on bus and train services and drivers may face disruptions on roads.

Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, while some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and large waves.

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Across the country, the Met Office said winds may reach 60mph or 70mph in exposed coastal and hilly areas.

Heavy rainfall may also cause problems.

The Met Office said that southwesterly winds are expected to strengthen across much of England and Wales during the afternoon and evening.

And the weather warning for Norfolk and Suffolk has been extended into tomorrow.

That Met Office warning is in place from midnight until 5am,

They say southwesterly winds will gust to 40 to 50 mph quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills seeing gusts 50 to 60mph and perhaps close to 70mph in a few very exposed locations.

They say heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places. Wind will continue to ease from the west during the early hours.

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