The Met Office has issued a (Yellow) Warning that spell of strong winds with gusts up to 70mph will push from west to east starting on Friday the 8th and through the day on Saturday the 9th of February 2019, bringing potential travel disruption.
A spokeseperson from the Met Office said “A deep area of low pressure will bring windy and often wet weather across much of the UK on Friday and Saturday. A period of particularly strong winds will affect Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Friday, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph inland and occasionally 70 mph along exposed coasts. Winds will ease slightly on Friday evening.
A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to push across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England through Saturday, easing from the west during the day. Inland gusts of 55 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts to 70 mph, more particularly around exposed coasts and hills.”
What to expect
• Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
• Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
• Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
• It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
Keep up to date with all the latest weather warnings at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/