Met Office issues FIVE yellow weather warnings with Britain on alert for floods and power cuts

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Met Office issues FIVE yellow weather warnings with Britain on alert for floods and power cuts

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George Bunn

By George Bunn


Published: 09/12/2023

- 08:24

Some places could experience winds of up to 45-55mph.

Five weather warnings have been issued with people warned to check conditions and to be careful ahead of travel.

The Met Office has issued the weather warnings for the majority of England and Wales and much of Scotland too.


Bands of heavy rain will bring a risk of localised flooding and some travel disruption through Saturday morning.

The Met Office said areas near the Irish Sea could see gusts of up to 70mph, with parts of the Midlands, northern England and Northern Ireland experiencing winds of 45-55mph.

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Yellow weather warnings for rain have been issued on Saturday for areas of Dorset and Devon as well as southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with ground already heavily saturated.

Heavy rain is expected to fall widely in southern Scotland.

Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: "Wet and windy weather is the main theme of the forecast this weekend, though there will be some drier interludes in the south on Saturday afternoon.

"Winds and rain could be disruptive at times, which has resulted in the issuing of weather warnings for both wind and rain. Winds could peak around 70mph on exposed Irish Sea coasts, with gusts of around 45-55mph likely quite widely in England and Wales."

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