South warned of severe winds

Residents and motorists across the south are being warned of the risk of damage from winds gusting up to 70mph tonight (Monday, March 30)

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The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning and a spokesman said: “Westerly winds will become strong across many parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, England and Wales during Monday evening and night, with gusts of 50-60 mph and isolated gusts of 65-70 mph in exposed locations. The wind will become northwesterly by Tuesday morning, and although easing for a time, it will become very gusty through the day, particularly near showers.

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The public should be aware of the risk of localised damage from these winds and for minor disruption to travel.

A deepening area of low pressure will move east across northern Scotland during Monday evening, bringing strong westerly winds to many parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, England and Wales with gales and locally severe gales in places. A focus for some particularly gusty winds may be adjacent to the Bristol Channel coast during the early hours of Tuesday.

A cold and showery northwesterly airstream will become established for Tuesday, with powerful gusts in and near showers, particularly over Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland and Northern England.