Friday’s weather warning updated

The weather warning for Cornwall, Devon and many other parts of the country remain in place for Friday and Saturday, but for anyone travelling to the north-east or Scotland, that has become an amber warning, due to Storm Arwen, the first named storm of the season. Its low-pressure system will bring high winds most of the UK, especially coastal locations where gusts could reach 65 mph. Snow is also expected in parts of Scotland and the higher ground of northern England.

In Bude, the highest predicted gusts are 57 mph early Saturday morning, as winds change from NNW to N. So, expect it to be cold as temperatures will feel a good 4/5 degrees lower due to gusts.

At worst, you can expect (according to the Met Office):

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties


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