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Anglia Weather: Very windy with gales, perhaps locally severe across northern areas

Sunset at Harlestone near Northampton on Friday 8 February 2019. Credit: Craig Middleton
  • Click below for the forecast in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk
  • Click below for the forecast in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes

Saturday

Very windy for northern areas with gales, perhaps locally severe, and blustery showers this morning.

Then becoming mostly dry with sunny spells this afternoon, with the wind easing later.

Windy for southern areas, with isolated morning showers, and sunny spells.

Maximum temperature 10°C.

Saturday night

Starting dry with temperatures quickly falling, as the wind continues to ease to become light, before cloud increases and outbreaks of rain spread northwards overnight.

Minimum temperature 4°C.

Weather warning for strong winds

Valid from 12.15 am until 2 pm on Saturday 9 February 2019

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the northern half of the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in northern parts of the Anglia region on Saturday.

It says a spell of strong winds will move from west to east through Saturday morning, bringing potential travel disruption.

A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to move east through Saturday morning, easing from the west during the day.

Inland gusts of 55 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts to 70 mph, more particularly around exposed coasts and hills.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

Sunday

Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy, will persist through the morning and then clear southeastwards through the afternoon.

Dry, brighter and breezy conditions will follow. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook

On Monday, sunny spells and isolated showers, these mainly across eastern areas.

Tuesday will have early frost, and possibly patchy freezing fog, then becoming milder and cloudy.

Wednesday will be mild, mostly cloudy and dry.