Strong winds may ‘damage homes’ warns Met Office

PUBLISHED: 09:12 02 January 2018

Stormy conditions are expected again in Clevedon tomorrow. Picture: Mike Bailey.

Stormy conditions are expected again in Clevedon tomorrow. Picture: Mike Bailey.

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A weather warning has been issued ahead of strong winds which are expected to hit the West Country.

The Met Office predicts wind speeds will top 30mph in Portishead and 35mph in Clevedon tomorrow (Wednesday).

Its spokesman said: “Strong and at times gusty winds are expected through much of Wednesday.

“Combined with a period of high tides, it’s likely some coastal communities and routes will be affected by spray and large waves, while there is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.

“There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life, as well as minor property damage, from flying debris.

“There is also a small chance of transport delays, route and bridge closures, and cancellations to public transport.”

Wind speeds are expected to reach 35-40mph in Weston-super-Mare.

MORE: Five-day weather forecast for North Somerset.

The Met Office spokesman added: “As well as this, there is a small chance of disruption to power and other services.”

The yellow weather warning has been put in place from 12.05am-10pm tomorrow.

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