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Gale-force winds hit Scarborough
Scarborough’s Spa Complex on the South Bay takes a pounding from the waves as the first strong winds of Autumn hit the East Coast
Strong winds hit Scarborough as weeks of relatively mild weather came to a dramatic end with huge waves crashing over the sea wall at the Spa complex. The gale-force winds caused waves so high on Marine Drive that seawater flooded the road, and the road was completely closed.
The Met Office put the change in the weather down to low pressure moving south from Scotland.
Met Office spokesman Laura Young said: “That is going to cause these gale-force winds to spread along the eastern coast which will include north-east Scotland and right the way down, during the course of the day, the eastern coast of the UK.
“This could cause some large waves, although it will be very low impact to the general public. There is a potential for minor coastal disruption due to large waves.
“This could, in some circumstances, have the potential to overtop sea walls.” Yellow severe weather warnings were issued for North East England and Yorkshire and Humber regions, along with the East Midlands and East of England, as forecasters said the northerly gales were causing large waves and a surge in sea levels up and down the eastern coast of England.
The wintry weather is set to continue towards the weekend with more strong winds forecast for today.
But temperatures could rise slightly to lows of 11C.
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