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Yellow warning There are warnings of wind in the next 5 days for United Kingdom

United Kingdom

09:37 on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Wednesday 28 September 2016

09:37 on Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

01:00 on Thursday until 20:00 on Thursday

Gales or severe gales are expected to develop across much of Scotland on Thursday. The strongest winds are most likely across northwestern areas, where gusts of 70 mph are possible. However, much of Scotland could see gusts of 55-60 mph. Please be aware that potential impacts could include minor travel disruption with some bridge restrictions, and possible damage to trees and structures. Additionally, large waves will build off northern and western coasts with the risk of some wave overtopping here. This Alert will be reviewed in the lead-up to Thursday so it is advised to keep up with the latest developments.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A vigorous area of low pressure will pass to the north of Scotland from late Wednesday onwards, bringing a windy period for much of the north of the UK. It now looks likely that the rearward portion of this low will swing south across the far north of Scotland through Thursday, bringing a period of very strong and gusty winds to the warning area. The strongest winds will arrive in the west early in the period, and transfer eastwards through the day. Areas exposed to the northwest are expected to see the strongest winds, but winds may also funnel through the Central Belt at times bringing a risk of disruption here too.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
10:41 on Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Last modified at:
10:41 on Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Valid from:
01:00 on Thursday, 29 September 2016
Valid until:
20:00 on Thursday, 29 September 2016
Regions affected:

09:37 on Friday, 30 September 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Friday 30 September 2016

09:37 on Saturday, 1 October 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Saturday 1 October 2016

09:37 on Sunday, 2 October 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Sunday 2 October 2016