70mph winds expected on Saturday as yellow weather warning issued

8th December 2023

A yellow weather warning has been issued ahead of significant winds due on Saturday.

The Met Office says: “Winds will increase in the west during Saturday morning then across other areas through the afternoon.

Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are likely quite widely, with 60-70 mph possible along Irish Sea coasts. Winds then easing slowly from the west through the evening.”

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
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s possible that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely