Yellow wind warning for Dorset issued by Met Office

Strong winds are expected across Dorset with gusts between 50 to 60 mph in coastal areas like Swanage.

The yellow warning will be in force from 6 pm Thursday 20th May through to 9 pm Friday 21st May 2021.

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Predominantly south westerly winds

In Swanage, the predominantly south westerly winds are forecast to be at their strongest overnight into Friday morning.

The Met Office says that some delays to transport are likely and damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, as well as some tree damage.

Met Office yellow wind warning for the south west
Met Office

Spray and/or large waves

It’s also likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities like Swanage will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

The wind warning coincides with further unsettled weather across much of the UK, as an area of low pressure moves in from the west on Thursday, bringing continued wet and windy weather.

“Wind looking to be strongest in southern coastal areas”

Chief meteorologist, Dan Suri said:

“The low pressure system moving in from the west is going to bring some heavy rain across much of the UK from Thursday and into Friday.

“With wind looking to be strongest in southern coastal areas, including south Wales, there’s a chance of some disruption to travel plans and potential damage to temporary structures, such as tents and marquees.”

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