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Weather warning issued with strong winds set to batter Norfolk

Large waves are expected to batter the Norfolk coastline <i>(Image: Denise Bradley)</i>
Large waves are expected to batter the Norfolk coastline (Image: Denise Bradley)

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds across the county this weekend.

The warning is in place from 9am until 11.45pm on Saturday and covers the whole of Norfolk.

Large waves are set to batter vulnerable coastal areas like Hemsby and Happisburgh, where metres of coastline were lost during Storm Ciaran and Storm Babet.

Recent high tides and winds saw roads collapsing into the sea and several home evacuations across Norfolk.

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The Met Office expects strong winds to result in transport delays as well as some short-term losses of power and other services tomorrow.

However, temperatures are forecast to be higher than recent days with highs of 10C this weekend as a strong south-westerly wind brings warmer air from the Atlantic.

Norfolk's climate is set to match that of Italy and Spain with similar forecasted temperatures.

This marks a period of much higher than average temperatures for this time of year with the Norfolk December average around 7C.