YELLOW WARNING OF WIND

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of wind.

Issued at:
1232 on Wed 14 Jan 2015
Valid from:
1700 on Wed 14 Jan 2015
Valid to:
0600 on Thu 15 Jan 2015

2015-1-15

Warning text:
Gales or severe gales are expected to develop across much of England and Wales for a time tonight. Inland gusts may locally exceed 60 mph close to the squally cold front, whilst gusts of 60 to 70 mph seem likely at coastal sites in the south and west, as well as across hills. Gusts may exceed 75 mph in the more exposed coastal locations.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.

The previous warning covering much of the UK has been split; this warning for southern Britain is restricted to the overnight period, with the risk receding eastwards by morning.

Chief Forecaster assessment
Another deep Atlantic low pressure system will approach northern Britain tonight and into Thursday. Across most of southern Britain, the strongest winds are expected from late evening through the nighttime period, particularly on and just ahead of a squally cold front, which will move east with time. As this continues eastwards, so the strongest of the winds should ease later.

As well as the very strong winds, a band of squally rain is likely to sweep eastwards across many parts through the period.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/