Storm Eunice RED weather warning: is Newcastle affected by rare Met Office statement?

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Storm Eunice is on its way and the Met Office have issued a dramatic warning

The Met Office has issued a rare red weather warning as Storm Eunice hits the UK.

It's the highest level of warning that can be issued by the weather watchdogs.

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It means the extreme conditions can pose a danger to life due to flying debris.

What is the red weather warning for Storm Eunice?

The Met Office is the UK's national weather service and is in charge of keeping the public informed of major events, such as Storm Eunice.

It gives out varying degrees of weather warning with red being the most serious.

A red warning means conditions pose a danger to life.

With winds of up to 90 mph, there is a worry that Storm Eunice could cause debris to fly and have fatal consequences.

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The red warning is in place from 07:00 GMT until 12:00 on Friday.

A woman pulls down her hat against the wind as the UK awaits the arrival of Storm Dudley.A woman pulls down her hat against the wind as the UK awaits the arrival of Storm Dudley.
A woman pulls down her hat against the wind as the UK awaits the arrival of Storm Dudley. | Getty Images

Is Newcastle covered by the red weather warning?

Geordies can feel the winds of Storm Eunice coming already, but the region is not under a red weather warning.

The Met Office's red weather warning covers the coastline of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, as well as the south coast of Wales.

Newcastle is covered by a yellow weather warning, a lower level, from 7 am to 6 pm on Friday.

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What is the guidance for Newcastle?

Storm Eunice comes with a yellow weather warning for wind with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely and speeds of up to 75 mph possible at exposed sites.

The Met Office expects disruption as a result, warning: “There is a chance of some damage to trees and also perhaps to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

“There is a chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

“There is a chance that some roads and bridges could close.

“There is a small chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

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“There is a small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

There is also a yellow weather warning in place for snow and the disruption and precipitation could cause in the North East.

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