10 March 2008
Following the very windy conditions experienced across the south of the UK through Monday the Met Office is expecting unsettled conditions to continue with more severe gales to affect the UK later this week.
Forecasters at the UK's national weather service have issued an early warning of severe gales with potentially damaging gusts forecast for late Tuesday and into Wednesday.
High winds with gusts of 60 to 70 m.p.h., and perhaps 80 m.p.h. gusts over exposed coasts and hills. Areas most at risk of this spell of severe weather are likely to be north Wales, the Midlands, Northern Ireland and northern England.
Nick Grahame, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office said: "We are forecasting another swathe of severe gales to affect parts of the UK, although the focus further north compared to the severe weather on Monday.
"With this spell of strong winds the Met Office is predicting further disruption to transport and power supplies, as well as the potential of damage to buildings and trees."
People are advised to stay in touch with the latest weather forecast and warnings on the Met Office website, and tune into local radio and TV.