Storm Arwen to batter Bristol in next 48 hours - here’s what we know so far

The Met Office has warned that Storm Arwen could hit in the next 48 hours, and will be here by Friday.

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Bristol is set to be hit by Storm Arwen, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning for Bristol had been issued by the Met Office for Saturday had been issued earlier in the week however it was updated with the news on Storm Arwen on Thursday morning.

“Storm Arwen will bring high northerly winds southwards across Scotland during Friday afternoon and evening, the highest winds then becoming confined to northeast England early Saturday,” reads the warning on the Met Office website.

“Gusts of 65 to 75 mph are expected in coastal areas with gusts in excess of 75 mph in a few places.”

As well as the high winds on Saturday, the temperatures in and around Bristol will drop over the weekend.

Saturday starts off with 4C at 6am.

Surprisingly, that’s the highest the temperature will be all day, and by 6pm, when the wind speeds start to deplete, the temperature will be back be low again.

Despite Storm Arwen taking its hold on Bristol, there is no snow forecast.

There is also no rain forecast for Saturday, despite Arwen bringing dark, grey clouds with it.

The Met Office listed on its website what people in Bristol should expect when Storm Arwen arrives on Saturday.

- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.

- Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.

- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

- Some roads and bridges may close.

- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

The Met Office also has a guide on how to best prepare for storms, such as not leaving your car near trees, and secure garden furniture.

Also, please follow Met Office guide on how to drive safely if needed, it gives some great tips to ensure your trip is as safe as possible during a yellow caution for high winds and storms.

For all this information and more visit Met Office guide on how to stay safe in a storm.