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Yellow warning There are warnings of wind in the next 5 days for West Midlands

West Midlands

21:02 on Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

04:00 on Saturday until 23:59 on Saturday

A spell of strong winds is expected. Western and southern coastal transport routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves and spray, with potential for flooding of properties. Some transport disruption is likely across the whole warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, as well as damage to trees.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A swathe of strong south or southwesterly winds reaching parts of Wales and southwest England will steadily transfer east and north during the morning. Later in the afternoon winds will gradually turn westerly and wind inland will start to slowly ease. Meanwhile, in western and southern coastal areas winds will start to slowly ease later in the evening. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are expected widely within the warning area with gusts of 60 to 70 mph along exposed southern and western coastal areas. These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions around coastal areas in western and southern parts of England and Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here:

Issued at:
11:21 on Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Last modified at:
08:48 on Friday, 20 October 2017
Valid from:
04:00 on Saturday, 21 October 2017
Valid until:
23:59 on Saturday, 21 October 2017
Local Authorities affected

Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire, Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock, Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Greater Manchester, Halton, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland

21:02 on Sunday, 22 October 2017

There are no warnings for West Midlands on Sunday 22 October 2017

21:02 on Monday, 23 October 2017

There are no warnings for West Midlands on Monday 23 October 2017

21:02 on Tuesday, 24 October 2017

There are no warnings for West Midlands on Tuesday 24 October 2017

21:02 on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

There are no warnings for West Midlands on Wednesday 25 October 2017