Weather warning for East Midlands

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Gale force winds are set to hit Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with gusts of 70mph.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the East Midlands, with a potential risk to life and property.

The main swathe of very strong and potentially damaging winds now affecting parts of Wales will move northeast to affect Northern Ireland, the northwest Midlands, northern England and fringing into southern Scotland later this evening. Gusts of 70 mph are likely widely in the Amber warning area.

The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption to transport and possibly also power supplies

The main swathe of very strong winds on the southern side of the deep depression now across Wales will move northeastwards across northern England, Northern Ireland and into the far southwest of Scotland this evening, before easing from the south overnight.