⚠️ The Met Office has upgraded the #WeatherWarning for #StormCiara from Yellow to Amber from 08:00hrs to 21:00hrs on Sunday 9th February with the expectation of high winds for South England and Wales.
What to expect
ℹ️ Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life
ℹ️ Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs expected
ℹ️ Longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services affected
ℹ️ Some roads and bridges closed
ℹ️ Power cuts with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
ℹ️ Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
Flooding is possible for:
Low-lying areas and communities in the Erme, Avon, Kingsbridge, Dart, Teign and Exe Estuaries.
Flooding is possible for morning high tides from Sunday the 9th of February until at least Thursday the 13th. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides, the largest tide is forecast for Thursday the 13th. High tide at Plymouth is at 05:30 am on Sunday and 06:30 am on Monday. Times of high water will vary along the coast. The current forecast conditions, associated with strong winds and large waves from storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and localised flooding in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated on Sunday or earlier if the situation changes.
Please #RespectTheWater and stay clear of exposed areas and breaking waves. If you see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The latest information from the Met Officer and Environment Agency available here: