Met Office warn of 70mph gales

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Severe gale force winds have been forecast for the area tomorrow (Thursday).

The Met Office originally issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for the early hours of the morning and continue for most of the day.

Forecasters upgraded the warning to an orange ‘be alert’ warning this morning (Wednesday) with widespread gusts of up to 70mph.

The warning said: “Westerly gales are expected to spread southwards across northern and central areas of the UK on Thursday, with widespread gusts of 60 to 70mph. However within the area of the amber warning gusts are expected to reach 80mph in places.”