Lancashire weather: County set to be hit by strong winds as Storm Agnes sweeps across UK
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Storm Agnes will bring a spell of strong and disruptive winds this week, with gusts of up to 75mph predicted to hit the coastline.
The Met Office said injuries from flying debris was possible and buildings could be damaged.
They added power cuts were likely to occur and road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected by the strong wings.
Forecasters also warned “there is a small chance of injuries and danger to life that could occur from large waves.”
A yellow weather warning – which covers all of Lancashire – was subsequently updated by the Met Office.
It will be in place from midday on Wednesday (September 27) until 7am on Thursday (September 28).
“Whilst there is still some uncertainty in the exact track and depth of Agnes, gusts of 45-55 mph are expected widely inland and 50-60 mph over hills and around coasts.
“The strongest winds are expected to affect Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland, west and northwest Wales, Cumbria and Lancashire where some places inland may see gusts of 60 mph and 65-75 mph over hills and around coasts.
“These are most likely during the second half of Wednesday afternoon and through the evening.”
Here’s what to expect:
- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible;
- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
- Some power cuts are likely to occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges are likely to close
- There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life that could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties, with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads