A YELLOW weather warning for wind is in place across much of Sussex and south-east England ahead of the first named summer storm of the year.
Storm Evert is expected to bring unusually strong winds and heavy rain to southern England and Wales this evening and tomorrow.
The weather warning, covering the coastline from Chichester to Great Yarmouth, is in place from 6:00 am tomorrow morning to 6:00 pm tomorrow evening.
# StormEvert will bring an unusually strong wave of winds to the south of the UK over the next 24 hours
Orange and yellow wind warnings have been issued with a risk of probable disturbance
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– Met Office (@metoffice) July 29, 2021
Gusts of up to 65 mph can be expected in areas of the south coast, reaching 75 mph in exposed areas of Cornwall.
A band of heavy rain from the storm is expected to hit the area around 3 a.m., with windy weather potentially disrupting travel.
The Met Office has warned that residents of the area can expect:
- Some delays in road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected
- Some bus and train services affected, some trips taking longer
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed roads and bridges
- Some short-term power outages and other services
- Spray and / or large waves could affect coastal roads and waterfronts
- Possible fallen trees and damage to temporary exterior structures
The storm is the fourth named summer storm, after Francis and Ellen last year and Hector in 2018.
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Yellow wind warnings are also in place in South West England and South Wales, with an orange warning issued for parts of Cornwall.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-29 11:32:36