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Yellow weather warning issued for Devon

Strong wind expected this week

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Devon and Cornwall, with strong wind expected this week.

The weather alert is in place from 6pm tomorrow (Thursday May 20) until 9pm the following day.

The Met Office says: "An unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year will move slowly eastwards across a central swathe of the UK during Thursday night and Friday.

"In addition to some heavy rain, this low will bring with it a spell of relatively high winds. The windiest conditions will start to affect southwest England Thursday late afternoon and evening. Inland, gusts up to 45 to 50 mph are expected at times whilst over coasts and hills gusts will reach as much as 55 to 60 mph. These high winds then slowly ease from the west later on Friday."

What to expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, with some tree branches down too.

 

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