Weekend weather warning as Met Office tells Brits to prepare for 55mph winds

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The Met Office have warned Brits of potential 55mph gales hitting in the next few days.

This morning a yellow weather warning was issued for the south west of England.

Saturday afternoon (12 March) will likely be windy and wet which could lead to some travel disruption, they said.

They warned that delays are likely to rail, road and ferry services.

Bus and train services may also be affected, with some journeys taking longer than usual.

High-sided vehicles should also be careful on exposed routes.

Some homes may experience a short loss of power and disruption to other services.

It is understood that Cornwall is likely to see the worst of the high winds, along with South Wales – with other areas seeing sunny spells.

The Met Office said: "A spell of wet and windy weather with coastal gales and heavy rain will develop during Saturday afternoon.

"Gusts in coastal areas are likely to reach 50-55 mph and perhaps as high as 60 mph in the most exposed parts of Cornwall and south west Wales.

"Inland, gusts will tend to peak at 45-50 mph away from hills and mountains. Wind will then ease a little during the evening."

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However, next week is looking to be a sunny one with some places reaching 18 degrees.

The Met Office's long-term weather forecast said: “There is some uncertainty heading into this period, with higher pressure to start which is expected to recede southwards leading to lower pressure in the north.

“A predominantly southerly airflow is expected and is likely to lead to wet and windy weather interspersed with brighter and showery conditions.

“Temperatures are likely to remain rather mild for most, although short periods of colder conditions are still possible.

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