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Batten Down The Hatches! Storm Freya is on Her Way!

Written by on March 1, 2019

Article Published on Friday March 1, 2019 4:50 PM by


Batten Down The Hatches! Storm Freya is on Her Way!


Gusts of up to 65 Miles Per Hour may hit the Daventry District over the weekend as Storm Freya is expected to arrive overnight on Sunday after making landfall at Cornwall at approximatly 3PM.

The Met Office said: “Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday.”

“Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland through Sunday afternoon and evening, before clearing into the North Sea through the early part of Monday.

“Gusts of 55-65 mph are likely widely, with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph for coastal parts of Devon and Cornwall, as well as Irish Sea coasts of Wales and north-west England.”

What to expect from this yellow weather warning:

– Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

– Some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches, 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

Did you know? Batten Down the Hatches is a Nautical Term “to fasten the entrances to the lower part of a ship using wooden boards. to prepare for a difficult situation such as storms and high-winds”

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