Two weather warnings have been declared across the south west of England in the coming days.


Wiltshire is to be battered by strong winds according to the Met Office, which has issued alerts for the middle of the week.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to experience these strong winds.

The severe weather conditions are anticipated to begin at around 3pm on Tuesday and will continue until roughly 6am the next day.

While the first warning for the whole of Tuesday covers the majority of the south west the second which lasts through Wednesday affects just the most southern counties including south Wales, Cornwall, Dorset and Devon as well as the south of Wiltshire.

Swindon Advertiser:

A statement from the Met Office said: “A developing area of low pressure running north through the Irish Sea is likely to bring a spell of strong winds, accompanied by some heavy rain, to parts of central and western England, Wales, southwest Scotland and the east of Northern Ireland.

“Gusts of 45-50 mph are possible inland and perhaps in excess of 60 mph for a time around some Irish Sea coastal areas.”

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely with some bus and train services affected, resulting in some journeys taking longer than usual.

There may also be some short-term loss of power and other services.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves