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Yellow weather warning
Warning details for UK
A spell of wet and windy weather is expected, with potential for flooding and transport disruption
What to expect
- Flooding of a few homes and businesses in urbanised areas is likely
- Spray and flooding on roads will make for dangerous driving conditions resulting in longer journey times.
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
Rain and showers overnight Thursday into Friday will turn heavier and more persistent during Friday morning, along with a strengthening east to north easterly wind. Some places could receive 40-50 mm over the course of 12-18 hours, most likely in the south of this region, combined with gusts of 45-55mph inland during Friday morning rush hour. Some coastal regions exposed to the south-east could experience gusts of 60-65mph. The combination of wind and rain, combined with trees losing their leaves, increases the risk of flooding due to blocked drains and watercourses. The wind and rain will ease from the south later on Friday, as the weather system responsible starts to move away.
Warning impact matrix
Regions and local authorities affected:
- Brighton and Hove
- East Sussex
- Isle of Wight
- West Sussex
- Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
- Isles of Scilly
What do the warning colours mean?
- Dangerous weather is expected and, if you have not done so already, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather.
- It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.
- There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans.
- This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.
- Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations.
- It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the warning.