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7th February 2020

Storm Ciara To Hit The Vale

BY: Ben Dain-Smith

This weekend is likely to be marred by extreme weather in the Vale, as the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for both Saturday and Sunday.

Credit - WINDY

According to Met Office forecasts, wind gusts will reach "50 to 60 miles per hour across many inland areas", with the strongest gusts being felt in exposed locations where speeds could hit "80 miles per hour."

The world leading weather forecaster's statement went on to warn, “Storm Ciara can be expected to bring a range of disruption which may affect some power supplies and transport services across many parts of the uk”.

Furthermore, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging people living near the Welsh coast to be prepared for possible flooding this weekend as Storm Ciara reaches the UK. Strong winds could cause a tidal surge and large waves hitting the coast.

Combined with heavy rainfall which is likely to see rivers rise quickly, NRW expects to issue flood alerts and possibly warnings across the country from Saturday afternoon through to Monday.

Ciara, the third named storm since the season began in September, has inspired a UK wide weather warning coming into place at 6pm on Saturday.

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