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Met Office – Yellow Warning for Wind – Tuesday 17 November 2015

A Yellow Warning for Rain has been issued for wind for several regions including the West Midlands.

West to southwesterly gales and locally severe gales are likely to sweep eastwards across the area on Tuesday evening. Widespread inland lowland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely, with isolated 70 mph. Over exposed hills, coasts and headlands, such as on coasts of west Wales, winds may gusts over 80 mph. Large waves will be an additional hazard along coasts. The winds should quickly ease across western parts later on Tuesday evening and across eastern parts shortly after midnight.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and that gusts of this strength could bring down trees and lead to some damage to weakened structures.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees.

Issued by the Met Office at 09:51 on Tuesday, 17th November 2015

Valid from 16:00 on Tuesday, 17th November 2015 until 02:00 on Wednesday, 18th November 2015

For more details please go to: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

Plan journeys accordingly and check for travel disruption at   http://www.help2travel.co.uk/mattisse/index.htm  .  Take extra care when driving.  Further useful websites, telephone lines and twitter accounts, that may help you to prepare for your journey, are listed on our traffic and travel page

The Environment Agency and Public Health England have produced a Flood Leaflet titled ‘Flooding: Advice for the Public’ which can be downloaded by clicking this link: Jan2014_PHE_EA_Flooding Advice for the Public Guide

Visit our Specific Risk – Flooding pages for further information.

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