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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of Suffolk as Storm Arwen approaches.

According to the service, unsettled weather will persist through much of Saturday.

There will be strong winds and outbreaks of rain and potential sleet, possibly falling as wet snow for a time.

Yellow weather wind warning in place across the majority of Suffolk. Image: Met Office
Yellow weather wind warning in place across the majority of Suffolk. Image: Met Office

Winds up to 50mph are likely.

The Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning for wind for much of the county between midnight tonight and 6pm tomorrow,

There is also a yellow warning for snow around the Cambridge area.

Expect strong winds as Storm Arwen arrives. Picture: iStock
Expect strong winds as Storm Arwen arrives. Picture: iStock

Temperatures will hover around 5C, but with wind chill reducing this to feel more like 0C.

What to expect when a yellow weather wind warning is issued, according to the Met Office

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.
  • Some roads and bridges may close.
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

A fleet of gritters is now out and about the county's roads with road temperatures set to drop to - 0.5C, according to Suffolk Highways

A 'Priority 1' county-wide treatment is underway.

Speed limits are also likely to be reduced tomorrow across Ipswich's Orwell Bridge.

The Met Office has named Storm Arwen as the first medium to high impact storm of the season.

It has issued a rare red weather warning for coastal areas in the northeast of the UK.

The red weather warning for wind has been added to existing amber and yellow wind warnings, with coastal areas on the east coast of Scotland and the northeast of England set to see the most disruptive winds, with gusts expected in excess of 80mph.

The storm naming programme began in September 2021 and will run until August 2022.

Storm names for the next 12 months, are:

Arwen

Barra

Corrie

Dudley

Eunice

Franklin

Gladys

Herman

Imani

Jack

Kim

Logan

Méabh

Nasim

Olwen

Pól

Ruby

Seán

Tineke

Vergil

Willemien