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Transport delays and floods warned as 65mph winds and heavy rain batter UK



Transport delays and flooding is anticipated as 65mph winds and heavy rain lash the UK, forecasters say.

The Met Office has imposed a contemporary yellow wind warning for Wales, saying there will probably be a “spell of squally” winds from 7pm on Thursday.

It comes after related warnings had been in place throughout enormous swathes of southern to north-west England till 7pm in addition to in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the course of the afternoon.

All of them warn of delays to move, flooding and energy cuts, whereas these in coastal areas may even see massive waves and spray.

Thunder and lightning might additionally happen in components of England and Wales.

Flood warnings had been in place for Beaulieu, and Langstone and Emsworth in Hampshire.

The Met Workplace mentioned of the most recent warning in Wales: “An extra spell of squally south to southwesterly winds is anticipated this night, with strongest gusts prone to happen close to heavy showers and thunderstorms.

“Winds are prone to gust to 55-65 mph at instances, particularly round coasts which can result in some disruption and enormous waves.”

Powys County Council mentioned a “mini twister” introduced down a number of bushes inflicting the A470 between Builth Wells and Erwood to stay closed till Friday afternoon.

The Severn Bridges are additionally closed in each instructions.

The Met Workplace additionally mentioned: “A slim band of rain, heavy at instances and briefly intense with an opportunity of lightning, will transfer eastwards late on Thursday morning and into the afternoon, clearing Cornwall and west Wales in the course of the morning and Kent in the course of the night.”

As a lot as “10 to 15mm of rain is prone to fall in a one to two-hour interval”, which is “prone to result in a good quantity of floor water on roads and flooding”, it went on.

It added: “Winds easing from the west in the course of the late morning and early afternoon.”

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