Here’s when winds of up to 80mph are expected across the UK this weekend

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 2:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 2:08 pm
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind to most of the UK this weekend, as strong winds are set to hit (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind to most of the UK this weekend, as strong winds are set to hit (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind to most of the UK this weekend, as strong winds are set to hit.

This yellow weather warning is in place from 6pm on Saturday 8 February to 11.59pm on Sunday 9 February.

The warning covers Central, Tayside & Fife, East Midlands, East of England, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, London & South East England, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, South West England, Strathclyde, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber.

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The Met Office said, “Very strong winds are likely across much of the UK later Saturday and through Sunday.

“Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely across many inland areas, with gusts 70, possibly 80 mph around some exposed coasts and hills, especially in the north and west.

“Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially over western hills.

“Winds of this strength across a wide area have the potential to produce disruption to transport, along with some coastal impacts, especially in the west.”

What to expect from this warning

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expectedCoastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could closeThere is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services,such as mobile phone coverageThere is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs