60mph winds hit Brighton in yellow weather warning Brighton News

WINDS of up to 60 mph are expected to hit the coast this evening as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for two days.

The warning issued by forecasters begins at 6:00 p.m. tonight and is expected to remain in place until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Strong winds are expected to cause delays in Sussex, with gusts of 60 mph expected to hit Brighton and Hove.

The waterfront will be hit by the spray, while damage to exterior structures is also possible, the Met Office has warned.

Downed trees, as well as delays in road, rail, air and ferry transport are also likely.

Before the warning, a Met Office spokesperson said: “Windy weather can cause travel disruptions and possibly damage to temporary exterior structures.

“It is likely that some coastal roads, waterfronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and / or large waves.

“Delays for high-sided vehicles on roads and exposed bridges are also likely.

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“It is likely that some bus and train services will be affected, with some journeys taking longer.

“In the interior, gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph are sometimes expected, while on the coasts and hills, gusts will reach up to 55 to 60 mph.

“These strong winds then slowly abate from the west later on Friday.”

The two-day alert is in place in Sussex and on the south coast, stretching from Southend-on-sea to Hugh Town.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-20 06:09:00