Wind Warning: Strong winds expected Tuesday and Wednesday from Storm Francis as Met Office issue Yellow & Amber warning

A Met Office Weather Warning for Wind has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday in association with Storm Francis. This storm will bring an autumnal spell of very wet and very windy weather.

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Storm Francis set to bring damaging winds across the UK through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning Credit: ITV Weather

Amber Wind Warning across the far west of the Anglia regionValid: Tuesday 25th 2pm to 10pm

Latest Met Office Weather Warning for Wind Credit: Met Office

Amber Weather Warning in detail

A spell of very strong winds will develop across much of Wales and a large swathe of central England during Tuesday before easing from the west during Tuesday evening.

Gusts are likely to widely reach 50-55 mph inland with some sites seeing 60-65 mph.

Exposed coastal locations in the west and some higher ground inland may see gusts to 70 mph at times.

Yellow Wind WarningValid: Tuesday 25th August 9am to Wednesday 26th August 9am

What to expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

  • Some roads and bridges may close

  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Further details

A spell of very strong winds is likely to develop across the southwest of England and Wales later on Tuesday morning, before spreading east across other parts of England and Wales during the afternoon and evening, clearing into the North Sea on Wednesday morning.

Gusts are likely to reach 55-60 mph for quite a few places, with exposed coasts and hills seeing gusts of around 70 mph.

Whilst not exceptional, winds this strong are unusual for August and they will be accompanied by some heavy rain in places, with possible transport disruption and impacts on outdoor activities.