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New Met Office weather warnings

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Manx weather warnings will take on a new form from next year.

Ronaldsway Met Office will introduce a new system to improve accuracy - revising existing colour-coded warnings in place for the last 10 years.

Severity forecast levels provide advance guidance to Infrastructure and emergency service workers on potential weather disruption.

From 3rd January, a 'Weather Watch' advisory anticipates an 'Amber' or 'Red' weather event, while 'YELLOW' indicates people should be aware of bad weather.

'AMBER' has people on alert for disruption, and finally, a 'RED' warning puts the Island on a severe level alert.

It's to bring the Island into line with best practice at the UK Met Office.

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