The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, with very strong winds expected across Preston this Wednesday and Thursday.Advertisement
The winds may cause disruption later Wednesday and during Thursday, affecting all of Preston and Lancashire.
The warning has been extended to Friday, with Storm Eunice bringing strong winds that may cause significant disruption.
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Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible and the closing of roads and bridges.
There could be fallen trees and damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, and power cuts may occur, affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
There is a chance of injury and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.
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The Met Office expects strong westerly winds to develop across western Scotland and Northern Ireland later Wednesday and extend eastward to most of Scotland and north England overnight into Thursday.
They said there is still some uncertainty about the timing and location of the strongest winds, but there is the potential for inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph in places.
Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts and hills in Scotland.
Winds are expected to ease, initially across western areas, through Thursday afternoon and evening.
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