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Warning details for UK

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Description

This is an update to the warning for wind and rain issued yesterday to include the risk of some exceptionally torrential rain. A spell of heavy rain and strong winds could lead to difficult travel conditions, as the summer holiday season starts for some. Standing water and spray may make journeys longer, and could lead to local flash flooding. Winds could be sufficiently strong to cause some bridge restrictions, and bring down trees very locally. Conditions could also be hazardous for those engaged in outdoor activities.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
South West England
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Torbay
Wales
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
West Midlands
  • Herefordshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Winds will increase to bring gusts of around 40 mph inland and 50 mph on coasts for a period of a couple of hours as a squally band of rain approaches. Locally gusts could be 10 mph or so stronger, especially on headlands. After a brief spell of torrential rain, winds will decrease - this happening during the morning over Cornwall but not till evening in the east of the area. Around 10-20 mm of rain will fall in a short time, with the risk of 60 mm in an hour locally.

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