AN AMBER weather warning has been issued for the Midlands as Storm Eunice is set to batter the region.

The Met Office has issued the warning for Friday February 18 due to “significant disruption” expected to be caused by high winds.

The warning is in place from 5am to 9pm and comes after Storm Dudley brought damage and travel disruption to northern England and Scotland yesterday.

A statement from the Met Office says: “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.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service has urged people to avoid unnecessary journeys, stay indoors and take extra care.


The Met Offfice warning has been upgraded to red for parts of south Wales and south west England due to the risk of flying debris causing a danger to life.