Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning – Wind

Issued at: 11:20 on Wednesday 2 December 2015

Valid from: 00:15 on Saturday 5 December 2015

Valid to: 09:00 on Sunday 6 December 2015

Southwesterly gales are expected to affect much of the country during Saturday, easing during the first part of Sunday. This may result in some branches or trees being brought down.

Some travel disruption is likely, with localised problems for high-sided vehicles on prone routes. Be advised to drive with care, especially on exposed routes, and be aware of possible debris being blown around.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment

A depression is expected to deepen and move towards Iceland during Friday, with the associated frontal zone expected to affect the UK throughout Saturday before clearing away eastwards on Sunday morning.

In the warm sector southwesterly gales are expected, with gusts to around 70 mph possible around exposed coasts and over hills. Gusts to the lee side of the mountains in Wales and northern England are also likely to reach similar strengths.

There is some uncertainty in the inland extent of the strongest winds so this alert will be kept under review and updated as necessary.

Be aware that some low level disruption looks likely.

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