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Amber Weather Warning for this Weekend

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There is an amber weather warning in place for the weekend as Storm Alex is scheduled to sweep through the region.

A band of significant rainfall will become slow moving and heavy during Saturday and Sunday bringing possible disruption.

Forecasters warn that large amounts of rainfall could cause a danger to life, damage to buildings from flood water and cause transport service cancellations.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office Nick Silkstone said: Saturday will be a very wet day as heavy bands of rain push north and west across the country, followed by showery rain on Sunday. It'll be cold and windy too with a risk of coastal gales in some areas.

We urge everyone to stay alert if you are out and about on The Ridge — we have recent memories of the significant disruption in August CLICK HERE.

Stay safe everyone!