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The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for wind across the whole of the southern and western coast of England from 4am on Saturday, with south-western areas expected to be among the worst affected.
The storm, which coincides with high tides, is expected to send treacherous waves thundering into coastal areas.
Gusts between 45 and 55 mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph along exposed coastal areas. These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions in coastal parts.
Alison Baptiste, National flood duty manager for the Environment Agency, said: “Strong winds are expected across southern England on Friday night and into Saturday. Some coastal flooding is possible along the south and south-west coasts of England, especially around the times of high tide, with large waves, spray and some overtopping of coastal defences.
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