A red weather warning is in place across southern areas of England this morning, including some parts of Oxfordshire, as Storm Eunice brings a “danger to life”.

The Met Office is warning the storm will result in flying debris, damage to buildings and homes, uprooted trees, and travel chaos.

Power cuts are also likely, as well as large waves in coastal areas.

The south-east corner of Oxfordshire is included in the red weather warning, meaning a select few places may be affected by stronger conditions.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Extremely strong west to southwesterly winds will develop over southwest England and south Wales early on Friday.

“Widespread inland gusts of 70-80 mph are likely and up to around 90 mph near some coasts, with dangerous conditions on beaches and seafronts.

“Winds are expected to ease from the west during the late morning.”

Which Oxfordshire places are included in the red weather warning area?

  • Binfield Heath
  • Dunsden Green
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Shiplake
  • Lower Shiplake
  • Mays Green
  • Harpsden

What is a red weather warning?

This is how the Met Office describes a red weather warning: “Dangerous weather is expected and, if you haven’t already done so, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather.

“It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.

“You should avoid travelling, where possible, and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.”