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Storm Atiyah wind warnings in place

by LLB Reporter
9th Dec 19 11:58 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as strong winds are “widespread” particularly in the south west and north east regions.

Overnight 70mph winds hit the south west of England and Wales affecting power networks and transport.

The south west experienced 26 high voltage faults on Sunday with and Wales had two, 5,500 customers having no power throughout the day, Western Power Distribution said.

The Severn Bridge on the M48 had lane closures on Sunday due to strong wind speeds. The Met Office has forecast England and Scotland will be hit with strong winds and a second storm is expected to hit the UK on Tuesday with winds potentially hitting 100 mph.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said, “The winds across particularly the south west will strengthen further so we will be seeing some gusts in excess of 75mph overnight.

“Widely across the UK I’m seeing gusts, pretty much from top to tail, of 30 to 40 mph.

“The strong winds are pretty widespread. It’s very windy in the west and south west so that’s where we’re going to see the greatest impact unfortunately.”

Delays to ferry transport, rail, air and roads are likely to be impacted with delays expected.

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