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Met Office weather warning issued for Somerset as high winds hit the county Bath City News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in the southwest this weekend. The warning is in place for most of Somerset from 1pm to 7pm today (March 12).

The forecaster’s forecast indicates that the wind gust speed is expected to peak at 41 mph at 7 p.m. in Taunton. In Bridgwater, gusts will reach 38 mph at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., before rising to 41 mph at 8 p.m.

Despite the winds, it’s expected to be mostly dry across the county today with rain remaining until 6 p.m. Wet weather will persist overnight before ending around 4am tomorrow.

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The Met Office said: ‘A spell of windy and wet weather on Saturday afternoon could cause travel disruption.

According to the forecaster, here’s what people can expect in Somerset from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today:

Some delays in road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely Some bus and train services will likely be affected, with some journeys taking longer. other services are possible Some coastal roads, waterfronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by sea spray and/or large waves

There is another yellow wind warning in place for part of the west of the country tomorrow (March 13). The Met Office warning covers most of Cornwall and West Wales.

A yellow weather warning was issued in Somerset today (March 12) (Image: The Met Office) South West England weather forecast

Today: Isolated showers at the beginning but largely dry by mid-morning with clear or sunny intervals. Increasing cloudiness from mid-afternoon before heavy rain and increasing winds. Gales developing in the west, locally violent on the exposed coasts. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Tonight: Remain windy overnight with more westerly gales. Mostly cloudy with longer spells of rain to start, changing to showers and clear intervals in the first few hours. Relatively mild. Minimum temperature 7°C.

Sunday: A windy Sunday morning before the winds died down later. Scattered showers throughout the day, although some brighter intervals in between. Temperatures just above average but wind decreasing. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Calmer Monday and Tuesday with lighter winds and remaining largely dry with sunny spells. Sensation of softness during the day but possibility of frost and fog at night. Rain returning for Wednesday.

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