Strong winds expected as Storm Doris sweeps through Cambridgeshire
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The Met Office has issued yellow and amber wind warnings for the East of England, as Storm Doris sweeps the country this week.
Gusts are expected to reach speeds of 70 miles per hour in places like Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk today (February 23), with winds of 80 miles per hour possible near the coast and on hills.
While the strongest winds look to be short-lived, the Met Office says damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks is likely.
People are also asked to look out for flying debris from trees, which are likely to be damaged or blown over in the bad weather.
In other parts of the country, heavy snow is expected with three centimetres possible in local areas and up to 30 centimetres on hills above 300 metres.
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On its website, the Met Office said: “A rapidly deepening area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is moving quickly east across the UK with strong winds on its southern and western flanks.
“Whilst there is confidence in the very windy spell, there is still some uncertainty about the track of Doris, and therefore the extent of the strongest winds.”
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