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Yellow weather warning issued across the whole of England as 70mph winds expected

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning today for wind covering England and Wales.

They have said that wind speeds are expected to reach up to 70mph in high ground and coastal areas. 

They tweeted: “ It’s a very windy start to the day across England and Wales 🌬️
Gusts of 50-55 mph are possible inland, with 60-70 mph gusts over the hills and on some exposed coasts in the south and west.Latest info 👉 bit.ly/WxWarning Stay #WeatherAware”

The Met Office alerts came into force at 9pm last night (Wednesday 11 March) and are set to last until 3pm today.

This means that there is a “severe safety risk” caused by the wind, which is expected to be accompanied by heavy showers later in the day.
Yesterday they tweeted: “Very windy with gales at first on Thursday and remaining very blustery all day. Sunshine and showers for most places, these heavy at times, with a risk of hail and some snow over northern hills. Feeling much colder than on Wednesday”.
The wind has been causing travel issues across England and Wales since yesterday evening. 
The warning will remain in place until 3pm this afternoon as people are advised not to take unnecessary travel.