Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Hold onto your hats…Met Office issues warning for strong winds on the way

A WEATHER warning has been issued for strong winds sweeping across Essex this afternoon and into the night. While gale force winds are expected to affect some southern parts of England and Wales today and into Saturday morning, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind in Essex and the rest of the East of England. The warning is issued from 11am today to 3am tomorrow morning. Yellow warnings mean you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. A spokesman for the Met Office said on their website: “The most likely scenario is for inland locations to see a relatively short period of 40-50 mph gusts. “Windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph. “Some travel disruption is possible as well as some trees being brought down. “There remains a low likelihood of gusts reaching 80 mph in some exposed southern counties. “This is an update to delay the start time of the warning, extend it into Saturday morning and remove much of Wales from the warning area.” The chief forecaster said: “A low pressure system currently developing in the Atlantic looks to run into southern parts of the UK on Friday. “There remains some uncertainty over the track and timings of this but the signal remains for the strongest winds to affect parts of northern France and the English Channel. “Whilst many areas will see the strongest winds clear during Friday evening the northeast of the warning area will see them continue into Saturday morning.”

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