Severe Weather Warning Issued

November 6, 2010

Weather Warnings


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Severe Weather Warning Issued

Valid: Sunday 07th November 17:00 – Tuesday 09th November 13:00

Issued For: Gale Force Winds + Heavy Rain

Through the course of Sunday evening and into Monday, a rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to push in a South/Southeasterly direction just to the West of the United Kingdom and due to the intensity of this area of low pressure, I have decided to issue a severe weather warning.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to accompany this area of low pressure which is expected to bring weaker trees down, and could cause some minor structural damage. The area of low pressure is expected to continue tracking South-Southeastwards through the course of Monday and into Tuesday bringing further strong winds and spells of heavy rain. This system is also expected to bring some heavy snow, particularly across the Highlands on Monday but we could even see some snow over the higher ground across Wales for a time.

Areas in the red 70% zone have been issued with the severe weather warning since these areas are at the greatest risk of seeing the severe weather through Sunday night and into Monday. These areas can expect winds gusting in excess of 65-70mph, perhaps even stronger than that in exposed locations. The heaviest rain is expected to be across Wales and South-West England, however through the day on Monday this will spread Eastward. Brief localised flooding is a possibility.

Areas in the orange 55% risk zone have been issued with a weather warning. Although these areas are not expected to see the worst of the weather, heavy rain and gusting of up to 45-50mph is expected to cause some disruption as the system moves Southwards. Exposed locations could see gusts up to 60mph however this is considered unlikely. Heavy rain does pose a slight localised flooding risk, and minor structural damage is possible where roof tiles are loose.

Areas in the blue 35% risk zone have been issued with a weather advisory. The weather is not expected to be overally severe in these areas. However heavy rain showers and localised gusting of up to 40mph may cause some minor disruption during the Monday morning rush hour period.

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