Wind gusts of up 70mph are predicted by the Met Office for the whole of Cumbria.
The yellow weather warning – which is the lowest of three levels of warning – will come into force at 9pm tomorrow and will remain in force until 3pm on Thursday.
What to expect:
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely;
- Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible;
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely;
- Some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.
The Met Office warning states: “Strong and gusty winds are likely to develop on Wednesday evening and continue into Thursday across England and Wales.
“Gusts of 50-55 mph are possible inland, especially close to showers. Gusts may reach 60-70 mph on coasts and hills, especially in the west, before gradually easing on Thursday afternoon.”