Britain bracing for travel chaos as 70pmh winds set to batter nation

UK weather: Further wet conditions forecast by Met Office

Delays to travel are to be expected as strong winds batter Britain today. The Met Office issued a yellow wind warning from 9pm today until midday tomorrow as Cornwall and Devon may see the worst weather.

The strong winds are set to cause travel disruption, particularly for high-sided vehicles.

Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are also likely, the weather service added.

The Met Office warned coastal areas are likely to see winds of 50 to 60mph but in some areas they could be as fast as 70mph.

A spokesman said: “We are expecting a spell of very unsettled winds on Thursday and Friday as an area of low pressure moves in from northern France.

“There are chances of winds of up to 70mph on exposed coasts and on high ground.

“There may be isolated power cuts and there may be a few trees coming down as well.”

Areas affected include London & South East England, South West England, and Wales.

According to Netweather, as the weekend approaches, Briton’s should expect more unsettled weather.

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Atlantic low pressures continue to bring bands of rain across Britain with blustery winds, heavy showers and a good deal of cloud.

Thunder is also expected in some areas.

Netweather’s senior forecaster Jo Farrow said: “Heavy thundery showers will keep us on our toes for the last few days of March. Low pressure will move across southern Britain on Thursday night with gales through the English Channel into Friday.

“The flow of air is mild and if you manage to escape the wind and rain, temperatures in the mid-teens will feel very mild.”

“Another bout of heavy rain will arrive on Thursday evening for Cornwall and Devon. This then spills over southern Britain on Thursday night around a deepening low pressure.

“The strongest winds, high gusts and gales will be around the southern side of this low which looks to affect the Channel Islands and northern France into Friday morning.

“There could be disruption to ferry services as the Easter Holidays begin. Strong winds will clip Cornwall and Devon, perhaps more of the West Country, even Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during Friday day.”

While wind and rain batter large swathes of the country, temperatures are expected to remain reasonably mild, according to weather maps.

However, as April arrives, so does chilly weather as temperatures are set to plunge next week.

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