Weather warning for wind across North Devon

Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

North Devon is set to experience strong gusts of wind, particularly in coastal areas, tomorrow (Friday).

North Devon is set to be hit by gale force winds tomorrow (Friday) as the Met Office issues a weather warning.

Coastal areas could see periods of 50 to 60mph gusts, with isolated gusts of up to 70mph.

It is thought there could be some travel disruption due to trees being brought town, and heavy rain is also expected.

This could cause issues with surface water on the roads.

A yellow weather warning for rain is currently in place from 11am Friday until 3am Saturday.

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “A low pressure system currently developing in the Atlantic looks to run into southern parts of the UK on Friday.

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“There remains some uncertainty over the track and timings of this but the signal remains for the strongest winds to affect parts of northern France and the English Channel.

“Whilst many areas will see the strongest winds clear during Friday evening the northeast of the warning area will see them continue into Saturday morning.”

If you spot any travel disruption, contact the newsdesk by emailing us.

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