Strong winds expected Saturday night into Sunday

The Met Office has warned of very strong winds this coming weekend, issuing a yellow weather warning from lunchtime on Saturday well into Sunday. All regions of the country look to be affected.

Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely across many inland areas, with gusts 70, possibly 80 mph around some exposed coasts and hills. Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially over western hills.

Winds of this strength across a wide area have the potential to produce disruption to transport, along with some coastal impacts, especially in the west. The whole of SW England is included in the alert.

You may expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

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