Met office raises weather warning from yellow to amber

The warning has been put in place because of dangerous winds.

By Thomas Bamford
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 4:34 pm
It's going to be windy!
It's going to be windy!

The National Severe Weather Warning Service has said very strong winds are likely to bring disruption to parts of England and Wales today during the afternoon and evening.

This includes Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury Vale.

The Amber warning is the second strongest the met office issues.

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The met office say an Amber Warning means: "Extreme weather is expected. ... Amber means you need to be prepared to change your plans and protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather based on the forecast from the Met Office. "

The Met office has warned locals to expect:

-Longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected

-Some roads and bridges are likely to close

-There is a good chance that power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

- Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life and probably some damage to buildings and tress, such as tiles blown from roofs and branches on roads

-Injuries and danger to life is likelty from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties