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Met Office – Yellow Warning for Wind

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

A Warning has been issued for the following regions

– Strathclyde (Yellow)

– North West England (Yellow)

– East of England (Yellow)

– Wales (Yellow)

– Northern Ireland (Yellow)

– North East England (Yellow)

– East Midlands (Yellow)

– SW Scotland, Lothian Borders (Yellow)

– Yorkshire & Humber (Yellow)

– Highlands & Eilean Siar (Yellow)

– West Midlands (Yellow)

– London & South East England (Yellow)

– South West England (Yellow)

– Grampian (Yellow)

– Orkney & Shetland (Yellow)

– Central, Tayside & Fife (Yellow)

Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning. Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80 mph around coasts in northern Scotland.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places. This is an update of the warning first issued on Saturday, including adjustments to the areas at risk, and a slight increase to expected windspeeds, taking into account the latest information.

Issued by the Met Office at 11:17 on Saturday, 18th October 2014 Updated by the Met Office at 09:58 on Monday, 20th October 2014

Valid from 00:10 on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 until 18:00 on Tuesday, 21st October 2014

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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