The Met Office weather warning issued earlier in the week for strong winds across the entire country from 6pm on Saturday has been amended.
For the Isle of Wight the Yellow Be Alert warning now comes into effect from midnight on Saturday and runs throughout Sunday.
Update: The Met Office have now announced an Amber warning. Valid from 8am to 9pm on Sunday it reads:
Storm Ciara will bring a spell of very strong winds. Disruption to travel is likely during Sunday
- Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
- Some roads and bridges likely to close
- Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
- There is a good chance that power cuts may occur
Widespread very strong winds will affect the region through much of Sunday. Gusts of 55 to 65 mph are likely widely in inland areas and 70 to 80 mph along the south coast. Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds leading to very poor driving conditions.
See more on the Met Office Website.
10.15am 8th Feb 2020 – Start time of warning updated to 8am
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