27th May 2020

Weather warning for Somerset as strong winds and heavy rain expected

Update


The yellow weather warning of wind affecting Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay and Wiltshire is now valid until 23:45 this evening (Friday).

The updated warning states:

“Gales are expected to affect some southern parts of England and Wales during today; inland locations are likely to see a relatively short period of 40-50 mph gusts, whilst windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph.

Occasionally heavy rain will also affect southwest England and southwest Wales for a time, with a narrow band of locally heavy rain moving east across other southern areas through the evening, which combined with the gusty winds may lead to some travel disruption. This could include localised problems for high-sided vehicles on prone routes and roads affected by spray and standing water.”


A yellow weather warning of wind has been issued by the Met Office for tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

The warning states:

“Gales are expected to affect some southern parts of England and Wales on Friday and into Saturday morning. The most likely scenario is for inland locations to see a relatively short period of 40-50 mph gusts. Windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph. Some travel disruption is possible as well as some trees being brought down. Some heavy rain may also bring surface water issues to parts of southwest England and south Wales.

There remains a low likelihood of gusts reaching 80 mph in some exposed southern counties.”

The warning affecting Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire is valid from 11:00 on Friday 3 February to 03:00 on Saturday 4 February.