Yellow weather warning as Storm Gareth hits North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 07:54 12 March 2019

The waves were powerful and dangerous, bring plenty of debris ashore.

The waves were powerful and dangerous, bring plenty of debris ashore.

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Storm Gareth is expected to hit North Somerset tonight (Tuesday) with wind gusts up to 65mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as strong northwesterly winds are expected to batter the area from 9pm tonight until 3pm tomorrow.

Gusts of 65mph are likely along coastal areas, while wind speeds are predicted to reach 55mph inland.

Storm Gareth could cause disruption to transport services with possible delays to flights and bus and train services.

Sea fronts and coastal communities could also be affected by spray and large waves.

People are being warned to stay indoors as much as possible and not to drive unless the journey is really necessary.

Motorists are urged to take particular care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges or high open roads.

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