Amber warning for wind overnight as Storm Dylan develops

  • Amber warning for wind overnight as Storm Dylan develops

Amber warning for wind overnight as Storm Dylan develops

A yellow wind warning of strong winds, issued by the Met Office, covers the whole of Cumbria.

The Met Office alert said: "There is a small chance of tiles blown from roofs, with the potential for injuries and danger to life from debris".

People are being warned to brace for strong winds as Storm Dylan hits.

Eight properties are also affected by a power cut in the Penrith area.

The winter storms comes after days of freezing temperatures, heavy snow, rain and wind caused major disruption across the Christmas break.

A torchlight procession will take place on Saturday night, with the famous street party and Princes Street Gardens concert starring Rag'n'Bone Man happening on Sunday evening.

A higher level amber warning has also been issued for south west Scotland, until 1pm. The winds will ease from the west as the low continues to move northeast, winds easing down in the early afternoon.

They are warnings of gusts reaching 125kph from late on Saturday into Sunday morning.

Weather experts at The Met Office have warned that there could be damage to buildings and "potential for injuries and danger to life" due to Storm Dylan today.

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It is expected to staying unsettled into New Year's Day, with a mixture of sunshine and showers, turning wintry over northern hills.

"The fact you're outside the warning area doesn't mean you're going to be shielded from the strong winds completely".

A spokeswoman for Underbelly, the event organisers, said: "Edinburgh's Hogmanay is, as always, in constant contact with the Met Office, receiving regular forecast updates specific to Edinburgh".