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Gales and strong winds

In the event of severe weather please refer to the live updates on the Environment Agency and Met Office websites in relevant sections below.
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Gales and strong winds

In the event of strong winds or gales the Met Office will post weather warnings on their website and you should refer to these for updates:

You are advised to secure any garden furniture and loose items (wheelie bins, potted plants, ornaments, etc) and consider removing any outdoor decorations and lights to stop things being blown around and causing damage to property or injury to people or pets.

We would advise residents to take particular care on the seafront and to stay away from the beach, sea and river until storms have passed.

There may also be possible disruption to public transport and travel and/or road closures (see below).

With strong winds and gales there may, in some cases, be a risk of flooding (due to heavy rain and waterlogged ground), or tidal and coastal flooding. For details see:

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Public transport and travel - possible disruption and road closures

Strong winds, gales and floods may also cause disruption to travel, so please leave extra time for any journeys.

High winds may mean reducing train speeds to 50mph, which could lead to delays and/or cancellations, particularly on main line and coastal routes.

Be aware of the possibility of fallen trees which may block roads or cause hazards.

Please make sure you check the various public transport websites for updates, see:

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