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Severe Weather Warning issued by Ronaldsway Met Office 10 November 2010

The Department’s Met Office issued an early severe weather warning today in order to allow those working on development sites or with property which may be vulnerable to storm force winds, to prepare before the severe weather develops.

A gale force southerly wind and a spell of heavy rain is expected tonight, with 10-20mm of rain bringing a risk of some localised flooding. Also, waves and debris are expected to break over sea walls exposed to the south around high tide (2.20am) in the early hours of tomorrow (Thursday).

After a temporary moderation of the wind tomorrow morning, a storm force westerly wind is expected to develop, with gusts reaching around 80mph, from mid-afternoon through to around midnight tomorrow (Thursday). Members of the public are asked to take extra care on the Island’s roads.

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