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Tomorrow the country is on amber alert… for wind

By Sj.Cliff
Tomorrow the country is on amber alert… for wind

The Met office have issued a severe weather warning for Tuesday 21st October as record breaking winds set to thrash the UK.

So, what exactly does that mean?

The UK is set to receive the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo at around midnight tonight. The hurricane will bring winds of up to 55mph in the better areas (and 70-80mph for those not too lucky coastal areas) and heavy rain.

While the general temperature will be pleasant, it’s advisable not to take these warnings too lightly. In Bermuda, where Gonzalo originated, people have reported loss of power lines and front porches! There’s already been damage reported to houses in the UK too.

The Met office has said that there will be travel disruptions around the country, including risk of flooring, dangerous driving conditions and strong gales – so be careful on your trek to uni!

Be prepared for the Yellow Weather Warning with these simple tips:

  • If you’ve got lectures tomorrow, leave a little earlier in order to beat the traffic.
  • Make sure your phone is charged so you can tell people if you’re late/need help
  • No matter how rainy it is – don’t bring a brolly.
  • If you don’t HAVE to leave the house tomorrow, don’t bother – it’s not worth it.

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