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

South West England

13:46 on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

There are no warnings for South West England on Wednesday 18 October 2017

13:46 on Thursday, 19 October 2017

There are no warnings for South West England on Thursday 19 October 2017

13:46 on Friday, 20 October 2017

There are no warnings for South West England on Friday 20 October 2017

13:46 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 southwesterly winds is expected. Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties. Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An intense low pressure system is expected to bring a swathe of strong southwesterly winds over southern areas early on Saturday, these steadily transferring east through the morning and early afternoon, becoming westerly and eventually northwesterly later whilst also slowly easing. Gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of around 70 mph along exposed coastal areas. These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions.

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

Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Swansea, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Conwy, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Dorset, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Poole, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Brighton and Hove, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Greater London, Kent, Slough, Medway, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Suffolk and Norfolk

13:46 on Sunday, 22 October 2017

There are no warnings for South West England on Sunday 22 October 2017