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Warnings to stay indoors, damage to buildings and danger on the roads as amber alert comes into force

Met Office experts are telling people to 'stay indoors' as Storm Eunice is predicted to bring gusts of 100mph across Northamptonshire today.

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Storm Eunice: Live updates as amber warning comes into force across Northamptonshire

Key Events

  • Met Office alert from 5am on Friday
  • People strongly advised to stay indoors as gusts reach 80mph
  • Fears of flying debris, damage to buildings, fallen trees
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More fallen trees on major routes in and out of Northampton

►Fallen tree blocking Welford Road near Highgate House.

►Harlestone Road, near the Fox & Hounds pub

More trees downed by strong winds

Rushton Road near Desborough Rushton Road near Desborough
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Broadmead Avenue, in Northampton Broadmead Avenue, in Northampton
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Emergency shelter for rough sleepers available until Monday

West Northants Council has extended its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol until at least 9am on Monday. If you know someone who is sleeping rough and needs access to the accommodation, tell them to contact 0300 126 7000.

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The latest from BBC weather

The Friday lunchtime forecast ..

Train lines blocked between Northampton and London due to “multiple incidents"

Network Rail says all train lines are blocked between Northampton and London Euston — and are expected to stay that way for hours.

A tweet at just after 12.30pm said: “Due to multiple incidents caused by Storm Eunice, train services from London Euston are currently suspended Engineers are working in a number of locations on the route. Advice is do not travel today.

Reports of fallen trees blocking roads are starting to come in across the county

Reports are starting to reach us of fallen trees around the county. One in Kenmuir Avenue, Northampton, had fallen into the garden of a house. Another is across Station Road, Finedon.

Power outage affecting properties in Daventry

Western Power Distribution says it have turned off electricity supplies to some properties in Daventry for ‘safety reasons.’

Postcodes affected by this incident are NN11 8ST, NN11 8SU, NN11 8SY

A spokesman said: “For safety reasons, we have had to isolate the supplies in your local area we hope to have this restored by 2pm.”

Another 470 properties in the Spratton are also without power, possibly until 4pm, due to a problem with the overhead network.

Power has been restored to around 1,000 properties in Northampton affected by an earlier outage.

Meanwhile, in Cornwall ..

If you’re keeping an eye on the record books ...

The highest wind gust recorded at the Met Office weather station at Pitsford during February was 59.5mph on February 9, 2020.

The highest since the station started recording weather in 1998 was 70mph October27, 2002.

So far today, the station has clocked a 53.7 mph gust at 11:20 .. but there’s almost certainly going to be more to come.

70-80mph gusts predicted from noon onwards

Latest computer modelling from wxcharts.com shows gusts upwards of 70mph are likely to start blowing through from the south west from noon today. The light purple colours represents gust of between 100kph and 120kph

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