Warning of northerly gales as the weather turns colder

Damage from Storm Barney this week. Credit: Credit: Mark Draper

Following the disruption caused by Storm Barney on Tuesday evening, the Met Office have issued fresh warnings for winds for this weekend.

This time, however, the gales will be coming from the north, delivering a blast of Arctic air to the UK.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for the East of England is in force until 4pm on Saturday 21 November 2015. This warning was updated at 11.32am on Saturday.

The strongest gusts are expected to impact the Norfolk coast.

The Met Office says there is the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions and possible travel disruption due to gusty winds.

"A swathe of gale force north to northwesterly winds will continue to affect parts of eastern England into this afternoon giving gusts of 40-50 mph inland and locally 60-65 mph on exposed coasts.

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The surface pressure chart for midday Saturday, showing northernly gales for the East of England. Credit: Met Office

One notable consequence of the gale force northerly winds will how cold it will feel as the temperature drops to well below average for November and a mixture of rain, sleet and snow showers spread across the East of England.

"The strong cold north to northwesterly flow has become confined to southeastern areas and will progressively weaken as the low pressure over the southern North Sea earlier today moves away southeastwards. "

Met Office Chief Meteorologist