Met Office issues yellow weather warning for wind in Somerset

SOMERSET is set for a windy weekend as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning.

The wind warning covers the whole of Somerset, and starts from midnight tonight (November 26) until 6pm tomorrow (November 27).

A popular food and drink festival in Taunton has already been cancelled due to the warning.

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A Met Office spokesperson said the high winds ‘may cause travel disruption and damage’.

Somerset County Gazette: WIND: A yellow weather warning has been issued for Somerset. Pic: Met Office

“Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible,” they said.

“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.”

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