Met Office issues Yellow Wind Warning 22-23 November 2017

Posted by Town Hall Staff 21 November 2017

The Met Office have issued the following outlook regarding strong winds especially for exposed coastal areas over the next couple of days:

The Yellow wind warning is valid from 0900 on Wednesday 22nd Nov until 0700 on Thursday 23rd November, and highlights a Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts.  The warning covers all of England and Wales.

During Wednesday day time, the east of England will see some gusts to around 40-45 mph until around 1600, when stronger winds move in from the West of England. These will continue until around dawn on Thursday, reaching 50-55 mph at times, especially in exposed coastal areas which may see some gusts to around 60-65 mph.  The wind will be from a south to south-westerly direction.

Impacts may potentially include some difficult travelling conditions – especially on routes exposed to cross winds such as bridges or crossing higher ground.  Some trees or large branches may be brought down, again leading to some travel disruption or perhaps some power outages.

Additionally, there will be some outbreaks of rain, mainly during the second half of the night.  Whilst not particularly heavy, there may be some spray or localised standing water to add to the difficult travelling conditions.

The full details of the warning can be found on the Met Office Website