Met Office extends weather warnings as volatile storm to batter UK with furious winds


    The Met Office has issued updated weather warnings for parts of the UK as high winds are set to batter the country.

    The weather forecaster put in place a set of warnings for Wednesday and Thursday.

    “Very strong winds” will hit the north and west of Scotland on Wednesday evening, with the yellow weather warning beginning at 6pm on Wednesday evening.

    It will remain in place until 8am on Thursday.

    A separate warning was issued from 7am on Wednesday for several regions further south in England and Wales.

    The yellow weather warning for wind stretches from Aberdeen to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, passing just above Manchester through to north-west Wales and down to Swansea.

    It is in place until 9pm on Wednesday.

    The Met Office warned that the winds could cause some transport disruption on roads and railways, as well as for ferry and aircraft services.

    Coastal areas are likely to be affected by “spray” and “large waves”, the forecasting platform added.

    A yellow weather warning for rain has also been released for the entirety of Northern Ireland between 8am and 3pm on Wednesday.

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    On Thursday, another yellow warning for rain will apply to the south east of England.

    “Persistent, sometimes heavy rain” will cover the area from Chelmsford through south-east London, reaching across to Southampton and Portsmouth.

    Falling under the weather warning are Brighton, Hastings, Folkstone and Canterbury, with Southend-on-Sea also within the limit of the yellow warning.

    It will be in force from 3pm on Thursday until midnight.

    There are currently no weather warnings in place for the rest of the week.

    With the publication of the weather warnings, Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “Much of the UK can expect a spell of strong southerly winds on Wednesday, but the warning area highlights where gusts of up to 65mph will be and therefore where there are likely to be some travel delays.”

    But the rest of the week is likely to see “isolated showers” in the north-west of the UK, with Friday appearing drier, although still with some winds.

    Rain will move east across the country on Saturday, turning to “blustery showers” for the second half of the weekend.


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