Met Office warn of severe weather set to hit Devon and Cornwall

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for the south of England and Wales over two days next week.

The 50 to 60 mph gusts – which will hit Cornwall and Devon first – will be felt between 9am on Tuesday, August 25 and 3pm on Wednesday, August 26.

The Met Office urged people to be “weather aware”.

A yellow warning means that severely bad weather is possible over the next few days and could affect people in the area concerned.

It means that people should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays or the disruption of your day-to-day activities.

“Tuesday and Wednesday sees another likely period of strong winds and gales, with some disruption to transport possible,” the Met Office warned.

The warning comes after several days of high winds and stormy conditions, which have caused huge swells at sea.

The effects of Storm Ellen were felt across Cornwall and Devon.

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
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

South West England weather forecast

Today

It will be a breezy day with patchy cloud across the region. Many areas staying dry with sunny spells breaking through the cloud however there is the chance of a blustery shower developing in places. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

A dry evening in places with late sunshine but with rain through the Bristol Channel spreading to some inland areas. Cloudier overnight with scattered showers but the winds easing. Minimum temperature 12 °C.

The Met Office wind warning

Sunday

A mostly cloudy day with showers and sunny spells throughout. The showers may be heavy at times but they will tend to ease later leaving a largely dry evening. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Showers, often heavy, on Monday mixed with brighter spells. A wet day Tuesday with rain turning heavy in places as winds become strong also. Drier and brighter Wednesday with showers.

UK long range weather forecast

Wednesday August 26 to Friday September 4

The outlook period begins generally unsettled with strengthening winds accompanied by showers or longer spells of rain across much of the UK.

Towards the bank holiday weekend, these spells of rain and strong winds may perhaps become more confined towards northern and eastern areas, with the driest conditions mostly likely in the south.

Although, the southwest may see some further spells of wind and rain at times. Temperatures should be near or slightly below the average for this time of year, with a potential for some frost overnight, but otherwise feeling warm in any sunnier spells.

Although confidence is low into September, it is likely that the first part will see a transition into a more zonal pattern, with the north unsettled and the south generally drier and warmer.

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