Weather warning issued with 70mph gales forecast

The weather warning will be in place until 5pm today (Thursday).

The weather warning will be in place until 5pm today (Thursday). - Credit: Archant

The Met Office is advising people to take care when in coastal locations today (Thursday) with strong winds predicted to batter North Somerset.

It has issued a weather warning for strong winds which will last until 5pm.

A spokesman said: “A brief spell of very strong winds is expected as a line of heavy rain moves eastwards over the UK during Thursday afternoon.

“While most places will miss the worst a few spots may see gusts in excess of 70mph.

“Please be aware of a very low likelihood of disruption, primarily to travel, from falling trees and debris.

“An area of rainfall moving eastwards is associated with some very strong and squally winds.

“The strongest winds are very localised so many places will not see disruption.”

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