Amber Warning of Wind
Issued: 1123 on Wed 04 Dec 2013
Valid from: 0200 on Thu 05 Dec 2013
Valid to: 1600 on Thu 05 Dec 2013
Westerly gales are expected to spread southwards across northern and central areas of the UK on Thursday, with widespread gusts of 60 to 70 mph. However within the area of the amber warning gusts are expected to reach 80 mph in places and perhaps as high as 90 mph in exposed parts of the north and west of Scotland. Winds will veer northwesterly and begin to ease during the afternoon, with the strongest winds becoming confined to eastern coastal areas by the evening. There is also the potential for significant coastal flooding along the East Coast of England, parts of southeast Scotland, north Wales and northwest England. This may include flooding affecting parts of coastal communities and travel disruption along coastal routes. The public should be prepared for the potential for significant disruption. This warning will be kept under close review and updated as necessary.
The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html
Amber warning. What is this?