Met Office issue yellow weather warning as 70mph winds expected in north England & Scotland

Some parts of England and Scotland warned  high winds reaching up to 70mph are expected on Friday

Watch more of our videos on Shots!
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across some parts of the UK as high winds are expected on Friday (February 17.) The Met Office website says the wind could  cause travel disruption,  a chance of ‘injuries and danger to life from flying debris.’

The yellow weather warning is in place from 6am until 6pm on Friday, February 17. The north east of England and Scotland are the main areas  affected by the forecast wind. The Met Office predicts ‘very windy’ weather in the north on Friday with some heavy rain at times.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The Met Office website said:   “There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs” and power cuts and mobile coverage may be affected.

People should also be careful in coastal areas as large waves and beach material could be ‘thrown onto sea fronts’ and coastal roads, they added. Met Office forecasters said  “there is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. High-sided vehicles may be particularly prone in this set-up”.

A woman battles to keep control of her umbrella as she walks through a rain shower in Glasgow.A woman battles to keep control of her umbrella as she walks through a rain shower in Glasgow.
A woman battles to keep control of her umbrella as she walks through a rain shower in Glasgow.

People living or travelling in the affected areas should prepare for the weather by securing loose items such as ladders and garden furniture, and closing and fastening doors securely, they have advised.

Met Office weather warning - where is affected

The Met Office website shows that north England and Scotland are being affected by the wind. Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Shields and Leeds have all been listed as locations that might take a hit.