Wet and very windy weather due this weekend

Weather – 8th February 2020 onwards.

This weekend low pressure returns once again, heralding a spell of wet and very windy weather that looks likely to last well into next week.

Before that however, after a windy start this week high pressure will return from mid-week bringing more settled weather and much lighter winds.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Neil Armstrong, said: “After a dry start to the week for many, with some sunny spells, early frosts and fog patches, the weather will become more unsettled as we head towards the weekend. There will be wet and windy conditions over the weekend and a Yellow National Severe Weather Warnings has been issued for wind for the whole country on Sunday.

“This warning is expected to be updated as we get nearer to the weekend and confidence grows in the exact track and intensity of the weather system than is causing the wind and also bringing the potential for some heavy rain. Although still a long way off in forecast terms, there are signals the unsettled weather arriving this weekend could also continue into next week.”

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

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