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Red alert: Weather forecasters predict 100mph winds in Preston & Lancashire

Posted on - 12th February, 2014 - 11:43am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
 Strong winds are expected

Strong winds are expected

Preston and Lancashire have been placed on red alert as gusts of up to 100mph could lash the city and county.

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The Met Office has issued a red warning of high winds from 1.30pm on Wednesday.

The strong winds are widely expected to be 80mph plus.

A statement said: “Winds of this strength can cause widespread structural damage, bringing down trees and also leading to loss of power supplies. In addition, large waves are likely to affect some coasts. The public should take action to alter their travel arrangements during this spell of storm force winds.”

The red warning remains in force until around 9pm on Wednesday when the wind speeds are expected to fall.

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