YELLOW WARNING WIND: Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock
Valid from 0015 hrs to 2300 hrs on Wednesday 5 February 2014
A spell of wet and windy weather is coming our way later tonight.
Inland gusts to around 60 mph are likely. A gradual change to more showery conditions is expected on Wednesday but still with some longer spells of rain, which could mean that some areas see accumulations of 20-30 mm in 24 hours.
The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from either the wind or rain elements in this warning, which have almost equal prominence during this period.
Winds could gust at more than 60 mph along the coast of East Anglia on Wednesday afternoon.
The map above shows a Met Office computer forecast of potential highest winds gusts at 3pm.
- Yellow - wind gusts of 35 - 46 mph
- Orange - wind gusts of 46 - 58 mph
- Red - wind gusts of 58 - 69 mph
YELLOW WARNING RAIN: Essex, Hertfordshire, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock
Valid from 0005 hrs to 1200 hrs on Friday 7 February 2014
A further spell of heavy rain may affect parts of the south of England for a time late on Thursday evening and during the first part of Friday. Southeastern areas are judged as being most at risk. The public should be aware that there is more than usual uncertainty in the outcome for this period but that further flooding may occur (or be worsened in some areas) if this threat does materialise.