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Met Office yellow warning issued as West Berkshire braces for 70mph winds and heavy rain

High winds and heavy rain are expected to sweep across West Berkshire tomorrow (Thursday).

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in parts of the district from 8am – 6pm.

Picture: Stock image
Picture: Stock image

And a warning for heavy rain is in place from 5am – 5pm which may lead to flooding and disruption in some places.

The Met Office has warned of slight damage to buildings, a slight chance of power cuts and a small chance of injuries.

There is also a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, it added.

Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

The Met Office said a band of heavy, squally rain is expected to move eastwards gusts of around 50mph – and up to 60 or 70 mph in some places.

Most places within the warning area will see 10-15 mm of rainfall, but a few places could see 30-40 mm with this falling onto already saturated ground, the Met Office added.

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