Weather update: 3 February 2017

PLEASE NOTE - Friday 3rd February if the wind remains on course, Old Town Bay area will be effected with the sea overtopping.

Gales are expected to affect some southern parts of England and Wales on Friday and into Saturday morning. The most likely scenario is for inland locations to see a relatively short period of 40-50 mph gusts. Windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph. Some travel disruption is possible as well as some trees being brought down. Some heavy rain may also bring surface water issues to parts of southwest England and south Wales.

There remains a low likelihood of gusts reaching 80 mph in some exposed southern counties. with heavy rain predicted of 11.3 mm from 0600.

We would advise caution if travelling through Old Town Bay area, especially during high tide this evening and tomorrow morning. An alternative route is advised.

This is an update to delay the start time of the warning, extend it into Saturday morning and remove much of Wales from the warning area.

Issued by the Met Office at 11:21 on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 Updated by the Met Office at 09:57 on Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Valid from 11:00 on Friday, 3rd February 2017  until 03:00 on Saturday, 4th February 2017

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Publishing date: 
Thursday, 2 February, 2017