Yellow weather warning issued for East of England
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The Met Office says there is potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning.
An area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England.
The strongest winds are then expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday.
Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts.
However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England.
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The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.
There is a chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches and this could also bring the chance of injuries and danger to life.
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Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected by cancellations and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.
There is also a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.