Storm Freya brings weather warnings for mad March gales

I can only say I’m glad my plane landed back in Blighty today and not tomorrow else it might have been a rather more exciting journey than I’d like!

The wind is getting up, as I noticed driving on the M5 and link road earlier this evening. However, it is set to get worse with a yellow weather warning in force for much of the country (including the SW) on Sunday and Monday, 3rd and 4th March, However, as last year we had frozen rain and snow at this time of the year with the Beast from the East, I guess we’ve come off lightly.

So, Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possibly dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday.

By this we mean:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches, 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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