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

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.

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The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning Of Rain – Updated

Issued at:
1024 on Thu 13 Nov 2014

Valid from:
0010 on Fri 14 Nov 2014

Valid to:
0900 on Fri 14 Nov 2014


A band of heavy rain accompanied by locally very squally winds, chiefly in the west, will move quickly northeast across southern parts of the UK during Thursday night, clearing the southeast by mid morning on Friday.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption, chiefly from localised surface water flooding.

Chief Forecasters assessment:

Another rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to move north across Ireland during Friday morning with the associated cold front sweeping northeast across England and Wales bringing a relatively narrow band of heavy rain, which could produce 10-20 mm within 2-3 hours. The strongest of the winds should remain to the west of the warning area, although very localised squalls may accompany the cold front across southwest England and Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: