Bank Holiday weather warning extended by Met Office

A weather warning for bank holidays on Monday has been extended by the Met Office.

The “yellow” storm warning was originally aimed primarily at the coastal areas of Wales and southern England, but is now also in the inland areas, including parts of the Midlands.

The warning, which also states that “high winds are sometimes accompanied by heavy rain,” goes into effect tomorrow at noon and runs until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Met Office now says: “From Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning, annoying winds are to be expected.

“The warning area has been expanded to cover more inland Wales and England.

“A strong, low-pressure area is likely to cross northern England on Monday. Strong winds are expected to the south of the low center, affecting Wales and western England on Monday afternoon and extending to central, southern and eastern England later on Monday afternoon.

“Gusts are likely to reach 40 to 50 miles per hour inland and up to 60-65 miles per hour on some coasts of southern England and south Wales.

“The winds should gradually subside by Tuesday morning. The strong winds are sometimes accompanied by heavy rain.”

The national weather forecaster says affected areas should expect:

  • Some delays in road, rail, air and ferry traffic are likely
  • Some bus and rail connections are likely to be affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high sided vehicles likely on exposed routes and bridges
  • Damage to temporary structures outdoors is possible, some branches have fallen down as well
  • Spray and / or large waves are likely to affect some coastal routes, sea fronts, and coastal communities

Affected regions and municipalities:

East Midlands

East of England

  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock

London & South East England

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London District
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Portsmouth
  • read
  • swamp
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Berkshire
  • West Sussex
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Wokingham

South West England

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Isles of Scilly
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Torbay
  • Wiltshire

Wales

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon plate
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Glamorgan Valley

West Midlands

  • Herefordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire

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