21st February 2020

Amber wind warning for Somerset

An amber weather warning for wind is in place across South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Sunday).

The warning, which now covers much of England and Wales, comes as Storm Ciara is expected to bring a spell of very strong winds.

The warning states:

“Widespread very strong winds will affect much of England and Wales during Sunday.

Gusts of 60-70 mph will occur widely in inland areas and 70-80 mph along southern and western coasts.

Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds leading to very poor driving conditions.

The winds will slowly ease from the north during the latter part of the afternoon and through the evening.”

The Met Office has warned of flying debris, damage to buildings such as tiles blown from roofs, longer journey times and cancellations and roads closures as well as power cuts.

The warning is in place from 08:00 to 21:00 on Sunday 9 February 2020.

For the weather for the next few days visit the Local Weather page on the Apple FM website.