Yellow Warning of wind

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Wind.

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Issued at: 0939 on Tue 17 Nov 2015
Valid from: 1600 on Tue 17 Nov 2015
Valid to: 0200 on Wed 18 Nov 2015

Warning Text:

West or southwesterly gales or severe gales are expected to sweep eastwards across the southern half of the UK later on Tuesday. Gusts into the 40-50 mph are likely widely across southern England and southernmost parts of Wales with 50-60 mph gusts likely along coasts, possibly as much as 70 mph in very exposed locations. The winds should quickly ease across western parts later on Tuesday evening and across eastern parts shortly after midnight.

Be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and to trees. With the strength of the winds, large waves are likely to affect some coastal areas.

Chief Forecasters Assessment:

A vigorous depression will track quickly eastwards across Ireland and northern England later on Tuesday accompanied by a swathe of very strong winds developing on its southern flank affecting England and Wales. This warning replaces the previous warning issued yesterday and caters for an increased confidence of minor impacts from the strength of the winds across southern England and southernmost parts of Wales as opposed to medium impacts.