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

United Kingdom

14:31 on Monday, 8 February 2016

Wind warning of amber

Amber warning of wind

Be prepared

Valid from 08:10 on Monday until 18:00 on Monday

An area of very strong winds is likely to extend east across southwest England and parts of central southern England on Monday morning. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely widely, with 80 mph gusts in exposed coastal areas, particularly Cornwall and North Devon, and also along the South Wales coast and through the Bristol Channel. Some very large waves are also likely to affect many coasts, in particular north coasts of Cornwall and Devon. Winds should gradually ease through the afternoon and evening. This warning has been updated to include a greater part of the South Wales coast. Please be prepared for disruption to travel as well as possible damage to trees and structures, and interruption of power supplies. This is an update to the warning to extend the amber area to cover more of the Bristol Channel, including Cardiff and Bristol, and also English Channel coasts of Sussex and Kent.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards across the UK on Monday with a swathe of very strong winds around its southern flank, which will affect parts of southern Britain. The winds are likely to be very gusty at times, particularly in association with heavy showers running across these areas. There remains some uncertainty in northward and eastward extent of the damaging winds as well as the peak strengths and so this warning will be kept under review.

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:
04:51 on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Last modified at:
07:58 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid from:
08:10 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid until:
18:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:
Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

Valid from 08:10 on Monday until 18:00 on Monday

An area of very strong winds are expected to extend east across much of southern England and parts of south Wales on Monday morning. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely quite widely, with 80 mph gusts likely in exposed coastal areas, particularly Cornwall. Some very large waves are also likely to affect many coasts, in particular the north coasts of Cornwall and Devon. Winds should gradually ease through the afternoon and evening. Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as possible damage to trees and structures and interruption of power supplies. This warning has been updated to increase the northern extent of the warning. This is an update to the warning to extend the yellow area a little further north across south Wales and southern England. This is a further update to extend the warning to cover most other counties of southern England.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards across the UK on Monday with a swathe of very strong winds around its southern flank, which will cross much of southern England and parts of south Wales. The winds are likely to be very gusty at times, particularly in association with heavy showers running across these areas. There remains some uncertainty in northward extent of the damaging winds as well as the peak strengths and so this warning will be kept under review.

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:
11:28 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Last modified at:
08:05 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid from:
08:10 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid until:
18:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:

14:31 on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Tuesday 9 February 2016

14:31 on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Wednesday 10 February 2016

14:31 on Thursday, 11 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Thursday 11 February 2016

14:31 on Friday, 12 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Friday 12 February 2016