LOCAL NEWS: Met Office Warns of 70mph winds in some areas this weekend


The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind which will affect South West England this weekend.

The warning has been issued for between 0:00 (UTC) on Sunday 9 February 2020 and 23:59 (UTC) on Sunday 9 February 2020.

Storm Ciara will bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel throughout Sunday.

Gusts of 50 and 60 mph are likely across many inland areas, and around 70mph in coastal areas. There is also expected to be a spell of heavy rain which could affect areas- making driving conditions poor.

For Hampshire and The Isle of Wight, the warning has been upgraded to an amber weather warning- meaning this could affect people, cause travel delays and power cuts.

What to expect
  • Possible Injuries and danger to life from flying debris.
  • Potential Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Some damage to 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 road and bridge closures.
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

For advice on what to do during adverse weather conditions, visit the Met Office website.

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