Bristol weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for strong wind - here’s when it ends and what to expect
An Easter Monday washout is set to batter Bristol and much of the United Kingdom as holiday celebrations end on a soggy note , according to a Met Office weather warning.
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The Met Office has issued a new weather warning as Easter Monday is set to be a washout, putting a sour note on the nation’s bank holiday weekend celebrations. Strong winds, as well as other unsettled conditions like torrential rainfall, are set to batter Bristol and most of the United Kingdom this week.
It follows a sun-baked Easter Sunday that saw temperatures rise as high as 16C in parts of the country, drawing comparisons to the sunny weather of Greece. But in what is set to bring a dampener to the moods of many, the good times will not continue and you may need to have your raincoat on standby.
The warnings for wetter and windier weather covers Bristol, as well as the rest of western England, parts of Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland and all of Wales. It will be in effect from 3pm on Tuesday (April 11) to 6am on Wednesday (April 12).
According to the Met Office, here is what people in Bristol should expect:
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Some bus and train services will probably be 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, seafronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
Gusts as strong as 45-50 mph with peaks of 60 mph are set to welcome the Bristolian holidaymakers that are among the millions that have travelled abroad this Easter bank holiday weekend. The wet homecoming is also expected to continue throughout the week.
Talking about the expected Easter Monday washout set to hit the south west, Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said in a statement: “Monday is certainly going to be that day of change, as low pressure starts to dominate the scene. With blustery showers, it’s the day to do anything you want indoors."