YELLOW WARNING OF WIND

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for our area.
2014-12-12

Issued at:
2109 on Thu 11 Dec 2014
Valid from:
0010 on Fri 12 Dec 2014
Valid to:
0900 on Fri 12 Dec 2014

Southwesterly gales, severe along some coasts, and accompanied by a short spell of heavy rain, are expected to affect parts of southern England, south Wales, the south Midlands and East Anglia overnight and into the first part of Friday, before easing during the morning. Winds will briefly gust to 50 or 60 mph inland, most likely across southern England, and may reach 70-75 mph in some exposed coastal districts.

This is an update of the warning first issued on Tuesday, somewhat increasing the risk of medium impacts and extending the riskslightly further north into south Wales.

The public should be aware of the risk of damage to trees, disruption to travel and possibly to power supplies, as well as a lot of surface water and spray on roads.

Forecasters analysis
An area of low pressure will deepen as it runs quickly east northeast taking a track approximately Wales to Lincolnshire overnight. The strongest winds seem likely to be focused through the Bristol Channel and English Channel, affecting coastal areas of the south and southeast in particular. Inland, strong gusts will be rather more hit and miss but are more likely to accompany the heavy rain along the squally cold front.

There remains some uncertainty about the exact track of the depression and therefore the northern limit of the strongest winds.

For more info please check the Met Office website: metoffice.gov.uk