Met Office yellow status weather warning for Bristol - city bracing itself for violent storm

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning for Bristol - this what we know so far.

Bristol is bracing itself for what is likely to be a violent storm beginning on Saturday.

The weather alert was issued by the Met Office on Tuesday November 23.

The warning is for strong winds and is valid from 12:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday - the same alert applies to virtually all of the United Kingdom.

“The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon before developing further south through the evening across the rest of Scotland, Northern Ireland and some exposed coasts of northern England,” said the Met Office,

“The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain.

“However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland,” the Met Office added.

What to expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

(Source: The Met Office)