THE MET Office has issued two yellow warnings for windy weather across the South West next week.

People are advised that a period of strong winds is expected to cause disruption on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Met Office chief meteorologist Jason Kelly said: “A change is on the way for the UK weather as the dry, settled, and in places warm conditions are replaced by a more unsettled weather pattern from Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere, a mainly dry, but increasingly cloudy day on Sunday, with rain arriving for parts of Wales and southwest England by evening. Rain spreads east across other areas into Monday, with showers following.”

Some of the regions expected in South West are Bath, North East Somerset, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • High pressure, which has been responsible for the dry and fine weekend weather for most, will move away to the east, to be replaced by a westerly Atlantic regime, with periods of winds and rain to come.

Wet and windy next week

The wet and windy weather will continue next week, with fronts arriving from the west bringing periods of rain for many on Monday and Tuesday (April 10/11).

A developing low-pressure system looks likely to bring a more sustained period of wet and windy weather from Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Steven Keates said: “The focus for the medium-range forecast is a low-pressure system that’s likely to develop in the Atlantic potentially bringing a period of high winds and heavy rain late on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

"That low pressure is likely to gradually move into the North Sea late on Wednesday and into Thursday, though there are signals for some further wind and rain to come later next week."