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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Yellow Warning of Rain

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Rain.


Issued at: 1055 on Sun 10 Jan 2016
Valid from: 2100 on Sun 10 Jan 2016
Valid to: 0900 on Mon 11 Jan 2016

Warning text:
Bands of heavy showers will affect parts of southern Britain throughout Sunday and Sunday night, some places affected more than others. The main focus continues to be on the period later this evening, overnight and at first on Monday morning, before the heaviest showers clear the eastern edge of the warning area, into the North Sea.

The warning has been updated to bring the start time slightly forward, and to extend the area west across much of Dorset, as well as further north across central parts of southern England.

Whilst some areas will miss the heaviest rain, given the saturated ground, please be aware of the potential for surface water flooding causing localised disruption to travel.

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