Weather forecast UK – 'EXTREME' gale-force winds batter stormy Britain as Met Office issues yellow weather warnings

'EXTREME' gale force winds are battering Britain today as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for much of the country.

There is a yellow wind warning in place across the whole of England from tonight at 9pm until tomorrow at 3pm.

The Met Office said: "Sunny intervals and heavy showers in the north at first, elsewhere cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy at times.

"Gales for many coastal areas though a period of lighter winds for northern areas during the day."

The Met Office added: "Wet and windy conditions continuing though turning more showery with drier periods developing.

"Very strong winds later for England and Wales with inland gales. Mild for most."

Meanwhile leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-2 (from 4-5) on the wind speed hitting 100mph in mainland UK before the end of the week.

The firm makes it 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded by the time the weekend is up, while it is 5-4 for this month to finish as the wettest March ever.

"It's going to be an unsettled few days ahead with rain and storms set to hit large parts of the UK. We make it odds-on for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland, while temperatures look likely to drop to -10C before the week is out," said Coral's John Hill.

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    WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT

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    TODAY'S FORECAST

    Sunny intervals and heavy showers in the north at first, elsewhere cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy at times.

    Gales for many coastal areas though a period of lighter winds for northern areas during the day.

    (-Met Office)

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    RESIDENTS IN WALES IN 'CONSTANT DREAD' OF FLOODING

    As 70mph storms start to sweep in this morning, thousands of people in North Wales said they live 'in constant dread' of their homes being flooded.

    In February 2020 towns and villages were swamped by Storm Ciara, causing millions of pounds damage, and now residents want lessons to be learnt from their terrifying ordeal.

    With fears of a repeat with new bouts of bad weather and torrential rain, the communities are demanding the authorities act to end their nightmare and stop it happening again.

    They're calling for an independent inquiry today after a Conwy County Council report found that 'more could be done' to protect the region and its inhabitants from flooding.

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    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    The Met Office added: "Wet and windy conditions continuing though turning more showery with drier periods developing.

    "Very strong winds later for England and Wales with inland gales. Mild for most."

  • John Hall

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: "Sunny intervals and heavy showers in the north at first, elsewhere cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy at times.

    "Gales for many coastal areas though a period of lighter winds for northern areas during the day."

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    FLOOD WARNING IN PLACE

    The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for The River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe.

    It reads: "River and groundwater levels remain high, and are expected to remain high for the next few days.

    "Levels will be responsive to rainfall. Areas most at risk are North Creake, South Creake and Burnham Thorpe, including the B1355. We are monitoring river levels closely.

    "Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger."

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