Buildings could be damaged in stormy weather this week, warns Met Office

PUBLISHED: 06:14 01 February 2017

Clevedon could be one of the areas most affected. Picture: Mike Bailey (iwitness24).

Clevedon could be one of the areas most affected. Picture: Mike Bailey (iwitness24).

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Coastal areas in North Somerset look likely to be battered by winds of up to 80mph before the weekend, according to the Met Office.

It has issued a weather warning for North Somerset – and the surrounding areas – ahead of predicted storms on Friday.

The warning will last from 6am until midnight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said that medium-term forecasts showed the bad weather could lead to a significant amount of disruption.

They said: “There remains considerable uncertainty around the developments.

“(However) if such winds were to occur, we would expect damage to trees and perhaps to buildings, possible disruption to power supplies, as well as delayed travel.”

The Met Office does stress that its warning is designed to provide people with a worst-case scenario so they can be fully prepared.

It adds there is a chance the UK will be spared the brunt of the storms,


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