WEATHER WARNING: 50mph winds on the way for Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather wind warning for tomorrow, Saturday, August 20.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Friday, 19th August 2016, 1:19 pm
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the East Midlands as gusts will reach up to 50mph

A spell of unseasonably strong southwesterly winds, accompanied by heavy, blustery showers, is expected to reach the southwest of the UK during the early hours of Saturday, moving east across many parts of England and Wales through the day.

Gusts are expected to reach 40-50 mph inland and the warning will be in effect from 2am to 9pm.

The Met Office chief forecaster’s assessment said: “A vigorous area of low pressure is expected to track eastwards cross the northern half of the UK on Saturday. Strengthening winds on its southern flank will reach southwestern areas of the UK early on Saturday.

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“The peak in wind strength will be across southwest England and south Wales during the morning, then extending eastwards through the course of the day.

“Inland areas will have the strongest winds during Saturday afternoon, when localised gusts of 50 mph are possible, particularly in association with showers.”

Areas affected will be Derbyshire, Derby, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Rutland.

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