Yellow Warning of Wind for North West England issued by Met Office, Monday 16.10.17
Valid from 1200 Mon 16 Oct to 2355 Mon 16 Oct
Affected areas include Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, Merseyside, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton & Warrington.
From the Met Office:
A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia.
Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris.
Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves. KEEP AWAY FROM THE SEA!
You can take a look at the beach and what's happening right now with Mount-Cam at Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast beach-cam at this link.
Snow on Cleveleys beach
Sea coming over at Blackpool
Photo: Mel Jones
Snow on the Lakes
**KEEP AWAY** From the coastline and seashore when winds are strong and tides are high.
DO NOT underestimate the power of the sea - it regularly claims lives along the length of the Fylde Coast and taking risks could mean that you are next.
Be safe. It is perfectly possible to find a good viewing spot and take good photos with a zoom lens without having to put yourself at risk.
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