A Met Office weather warning of strong winds has been issued for Wednesday going into Thursday this week. You may wish to share this information with your communities.
The low-pressure system (and associated windy weather) has been named Storm Agnes.
The Met Office has taken the decision to name this system due to the broad area of strong winds that are likely to cause some disruption from approx. 1200 on Wednesday 27th September until 0700 on Thursday 28th September.
Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected inland from south to south-westerly winds. Exposed coasts and headlands could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph.
As well as the disruptive wind, there will be a band of heavy rain moving north-eastwards across the region during the afternoon and early evening on Wednesday. They are not expecting this to be too impactful, however.
As a result of the strong winds associated with Storm Agnes, you can expect a very slight chance of:
- some flying debris
- some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- power cuts
- road, rail, air, and ferry services being affected
- roads and bridges closing
- large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, and properties
- some minor flooding of coastal roads
Find out more from the website here: UK weather warnings – Met Office