4th July 2020

Warning of ‘very windy’ weather for Somerset

A yellow warning of wind is in place for South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Monday).

The warning states:

“A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris.”

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said:

“Very strong winds are forecast to affect most western and some central parts of the UK during Monday. These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles. Southerly winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph across much of the warning area with the potential for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas, particularly on the eastern side of Northern Ireland.”

The weather warning, affecting Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth and Somerset, is valid from 12:00 to 23:55 on Monday 16 October.