Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning – Wind

Issued at: 16:07 on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Valid from: 00:05 on Thursday 10 October 2013

Valid to: 23:59 on Thursday 10 October 2013

Gale force northerly winds will develop in coastal areas of Eastern England overnight, with the likelihood of 50 to 60 mph gusts in places during Thursday.

The public should be aware of the potential for minor coastal disruption, primarily due to large waves, such as overtopping of sea walls, and perhaps some flooding of coastal roads.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment

An area of low pressure will pass close to northern Scotland today, moving southeast into the North Sea on Thursday. This will cause gale force winds to spread along eastern coasts, along with some large waves and surge. Whilst gusts of 50 to 60 mph are unlikely to cause disruption due to wind damage, the associated large waves and surge may well cause some minor flooding impacts in parts of coastal Eastern England. Winds will begin to ease from the north of this warning area later tomorrow. This warning has been CORRECTED to remove Cambridgeshire and include Essex.


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