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Storms could cause problems today

It's likely there could be some localised flooding and structural damage around the Isle of Man this afternoon.

Very strong winds and heavy rain are forecast, with some gusts expected to reach up to 80 miles an hour.

Because there are going to be high tides at the same time, emergency services are advising people to stay away from certain areas during the storm.

These include Shore Road, Port St Mary and Castletown Promenade in the south, parts of Douglas Promenade and areas in Ramsey and Laxey as well.

Sailings to and from the Island have been cancelled today and a number of sporting fixtures have also been affected.

Details about postponements and cancellations will be updated throughout the afternoon on Manx Radio.

(Picture: Stormy seas during high water at Peel, from manxscenes.com).

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