Yellow Warning of Rain

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of rain.


Issued at: 0946 on Fri 15 Apr 2016
Valid from: 1200 on Fri 15 Apr 2016
Valid to: 2000 on Fri 15 Apr 2016

Warning Text:
Heavy, possibly thundery, showers or some longer spells of rain are expected to become more widespread through today, particularly this afternoon and early evening. Although some places will miss the heavier rain, where it occurs, please be aware of the possibility of local surface water flooding.

Chief Forecasters Assessment:
There are already some areas of rain and showers across southern areas, but as temperatures increase this morning, these are likely to become heavy in places, with localised downpours possible. Furthermore, as on recent days, the showers may well organise themselves into slow-moving bands of heavy rain, which may produce 20 to 30 mm of rain over 2 or 3 hours.

Amber warning for Wind

The Met Office has issued an Amber warning for wind.
Issued at: 07:58 on Mon 8 Feb 2016
Valid from: 0810 on Mon 8 Feb 2016
Valid to: 1800 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

An area of very strong winds is likely to extend east across southwest England and parts of central southern England on Monday morning. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely widely, with 80 mph gusts in exposed coastal areas, particularly Cornwall and North Devon, and also along the South Wales coast and through the Bristol Channel. Some very large waves are also likely to affect many coasts, in particular north coasts of Cornwall and Devon.

Winds should gradually ease through the afternoon and evening. This warning has been updated to include a greater part of the South Wales coast.

Please be prepared for disruption to travel as well as possible damage to trees and structures, and interruption of power supplies.

This is an update to the warning to extend the amber area to cover more of the Bristol Channel, including Cardiff and Bristol, and also English Channel coasts of Sussex and Kent.

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