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UK Weather – Fierce 60 mph winds are beating Britain today as yellow weather warnings are issued

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Britain must be beaten by strong gale force winds today, with the Met Office issuing yellow weather warnings across the country.

The UK was hit by rain last week after experiencing a heat wave in late June.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning over large areas of northern England and southern ScotlandCredit: MET Office
Waves crash near Brighton Palace Pier after a rainy and windy Saturday on the south coast

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Waves crash near Brighton Palace Pier after a rainy and windy Saturday on the south coastCredit: Alamy Live News

Now that the bad weather is expected to continue until the end of the weekend, Atlantic winds are expected to disrupt large areas of northern England and southern Scotland.

Regions such as the North East, the North West and Northern Ireland will bear the brunt of the Atlantic explosion sweeping across the country.

Areas of Scotland, including the center, Tayside and Fife, the borders of Lothian and Strathclyde – as well as the south-west of the United Kingdom – will also be severely affected by strong winds.

Gusts mean risk of damage to buildings, roads and bridges on Sunday.

Power outages and interruptions to other services such as mobile phone networks could occur.

Windy weather can also affect travel times and can disrupt road, rail, air and ferry services.

People braved the cold and windy conditions of Perranporth Beach in Cornwall on Saturday

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People braved the cold and windy conditions of Perranporth Beach in Cornwall on SaturdayCredit: London News Pictures
Strong Atlantic winds are expected to sweep the country Sunday after a week of wet and humid conditions.

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Strong Atlantic winds are expected to sweep the country Sunday after a week of wet and humid conditions.Credit: wxcharts.com

The Met Office also warned of the low risk of injury that could occur from the projection of large waves and beaches on waterfronts, coastal roads and properties.

The weather agency’s warning for Sunday reads: “A low pressure area is expected to develop over the Atlantic and follow east through central Scotland during Sunday with winds. forts developing over much of the UK.

“Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are most likely over and to the east of the highlands, particularly the Pennines, which can cause travel disruptions.

“With full-leaf trees, fallen branches and damaged trees can cause localized displacement and power outages.

“Although there is great confidence in the development of the low pressure system, there is potential for a much deeper system with stronger winds and a risk of strong gusts around the coasts and across the central belt.”

In its outlook for the future from Monday to Wednesday, the Met Office predicts: “Very well with sunny periods for many until Monday and Thursday, although more windy with showers in the far northeast.

“Generally more cloudy with scattered rains on Wednesday, heaviest on the western hills.”

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