Yellow Weather Warning: Wind 4th-5th May

The weather is in a changeable frame of mind for later this evening, tonight and tomorrow. Some strong winds – blowing in from the east – so quite an unusual direction, plus unusual for early May too – are likely over Isles of Scilly (IoS) and to the west of high ground of Cornwall and parts of Devon, for example, to the west of Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor from later this evening, through tonight and easing through tomorrow morning. There will also be some rain, but it is the wind, which is likely to be more noticeable. Currently, these winds could potentially give some LOW impacts. We could see in SOME PLACES fallen tree debris, even one or two fallen trees; minor travel, comms and power disruption; and quite large waves and hazardous conditions on coasts and beaches, especially at high tide. However, it is not expected that these winds will be strong enough to warrant a ‘named’ storm.


We currently have a WIND weather warning with a MEDIUM likelihood/LOW impacts (yellow) in place for these strong winds across Cornwall, Isles of Scilly (IoS) and parts of Devon. Valid from 21:00 today to 10:00 tomorrow Tuesday 5 May.

Publishing date: 
Monday, 4 May, 2020
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