Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain affecting the county on Saturday and Sunday, details below:

Issued at: 12:31 on Thursday 22 November 2012

Valid from: 09:00 on Saturday 24 November 2012

Valid to: 21:00 on Sunday 25 November 2012

Many areas are likely to experience a period of very wet and very windy weather over the weekend. The public should be aware that some flooding is likely, and winds could potentially cause damage to buildings and uproot some trees.

Given the saturated ground there is potential for the rainfall to lead to considerable disruption in some areas, though at this stage details are uncertain. Equally some regions will escape with minimal impacts.

A deepening depression is heading towards the UK from the southwest. The track of this feature is important for determining the distribution of strong winds and heavy rain, and at this stage the track is uncertain. However most of the heavy rain is likely to occur on Saturday and Saturday night, with the threat of strong winds being greatest during Sunday.

In a ‘worst case scenario’, with a very deep depression, it is likely that western parts of the UK would be subject to the worst of the impacts.

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


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