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Warning details for UK

Yellow warning
Rain & wind
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Created:

10:10 on Sat 22 Sep 2018 BST

Headline

Heavy rain and some strong winds for a time during Sunday.

What to expect

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges possible
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East of England
  • London & South East England
East of England
  • Essex
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock
London & South East England
  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

Further details

During Sunday a weather system is expected to track quickly eastwards across southern England, bringing a spell of persistent and at times heavy rain, as well as the potential for some strong winds. It now looks as if the heaviest and most persistent rainfall will be across parts of southern and southeast England where 10-20 mm is expected and up to 30 mm in a few spots. Following the rain on Saturday, and with strong winds forecast, drains and culverts blocked by debris could mean impacts in places which would not normally be affected by these rainfall amounts. The west to northwesterly wind will also increase with gusts 35-45 mph inland and locally 50-60 mph near some exposed coasts. This combined warning replaces the previously issued separate Wind and Rain warnings.

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