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Warning of rain and 80mph winds

A spell of wet and windy weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with a chance of very strong and disruptive winds.

A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain.

A Met Office spokesman said: “There is a small chance that an intense weather system could quickly travel northeast, bringing a narrow swathe of very strong winds early in the day to parts of southwest England and Wales, followed by north Wales and northern England a little later.

“Should this occur, wind gusts of around 80 mph are possible, particularly along exposed coastlines.

“This would also bring some rough seas, large waves, and possible local coastal impacts.

“There is significant uncertainty over how severe this system will be, but a wet and windy day is expected regardless.”

What to expect

  • There is a small chance of delays to public transport, and longer journey times.
  • There is a small chance that some bridges and exposed roads could close.
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
  • There is a very small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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