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Lancashire braced for 100mph winds

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A severe weather warning has been issued as Burnley braces itself for gale force winds.

The red warning has come from the Met Office with winds of up to 100mph expected to batter the county between 1-30 and 10pm.

The warning reads: “During this afternoon a swathe of exceptionally strong winds is expected to affect western parts of Wales and then some northwestern parts of England this evening, particularly in coastal areas. Winds are expected to gust 80mph widely and possibly reach 100mph.

“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.”

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