28 February 2024

Amber weather warning for wind in Salisbury as storm Eunice approaches

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for wind in Salisbury as 100mph winds and heavy snow could hit parts of the UK tomorrow (Friday 18th February 2022).

The amber weather warning is in place all day tomorrow with Storm Eunice expected to cause significant disruption due to extremely strong winds.

The forecast predicts up to 64mph winds, with a 60 per cent chance of rain between 6am-7am and a 40% per cent chance of rain between 11am-12pm.

According to the Met Office, “Storm Eunice has now formed in the North Atlantic and will undergo a rapid intensification over the next 24 hours as it heads towards the UK.”

  • The met office says to expect:
  • There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur, perhaps affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties, and flooding of some coastal properties seems likely.
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees

For other parts of the Southwest and Wales, The Met Office has upgraded their severe weather warning to red – the highest level.

Please feel free to let us know anything you have spotted around south Wiltshire and west Hampshire that may be causing disruption.

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Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty