Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning – Wind

Issued at: 10:41 on Wednesday 9 December 2015

Valid from: 12:00 on Wednesday 9 December 2015

Valid to: 23:50 on Wednesday 9 December 2015

Southwesterly winds will increase on Wednesday afternoon across parts of northern England and southern and central Scotland, with gales developing widely, locally severe. The gales are expected to last through the afternoon and evening but should ease by the early hours of Thursday.

Be aware that some low level disruption looks likely along with difficult driving conditions with the combination of rain and strong winds.

This warning has been updated to include more of southern and eastern Scotland.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment:

A deepening depression is expected to move northeastwards passing to the northwest of Scotland on Wednesday. The associated frontal system will swing quickly eastwards into the area on Wednesday bringing gales with gusts of 50-60 mph widely and perhaps 70 mph over more exposed locations.