Met Office issues severe weather warnings with gales reaching 65mph

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds across parts of the UK that could reach up to 65mph.

The yellow alert covers the East Anglia region from 9am to midnight tomorrow.

Brits have been told to prepare for power cuts and longer journey times, with disruption on the roads.

Some coastal routes may be affected by large waves and spray as the wind batters the shore.

The Met Office said: ‘A period of strong northerly winds is expected to develop across East Anglia on Friday morning and persist into the evening.

‘Gusts of 45-55mph are likely at times across parts of East Anglia, including the whole of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, with 60-65 mph gusts at times in coastal districts.

‘Persistent rain may also prove an additional hazard.’

YELLOW ALERT: 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

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

Source: Met Office

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