Weather warning issued for wind in 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

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for wind tomorrow (Tuesday).

North Devon is set to experience severe gales tomorrow (Tuesday) with a weather warning in place.

The Met Office has issued the yellow warning from 3pm until 11.30pm tomorrow.

A chief forecaster said: “Gusts could reach 60-70 mph inland and possibly 80 mph along exposed coasts, particularly Wales and through the Bristol Channel.

“Be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and that gusts of this strength could bring down trees and lead to some damage to weakened structures.

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“A deepening area of low pressure is likely to track east across southern Ireland and then central parts of the UK during Tuesday afternoon and evening, with a swathe of very strong winds potentially developing on the southern flank of the low.

“At this stage, the worst of the winds are expected to reach west Wales mid to late afternoon, sweeping rapidly eastwards during the evening.

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“There remains a good deal of uncertainty in this evolution and particularly the location of the strongest winds, so this warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary.”

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