Heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph set to hit Chester

13 September, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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"We're encouraging drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys, with strong winds and heavy rain expected from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning".

A status yellow warning is the lowest level of alert.

Autumn has arrived with the first weather warning of the season issued by the Met Office.

There is also a small chance of power cuts, and some damage to buildings such as tiles blowing off roofs, the Met Office said.

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The Met said: "Winds with gusts of 55-65 miles per hour, perhaps reaching 75 miles per hour in exposed places, are looking increasingly likely".

Many places saw a dry and bright start this morning, but there's the possibility of thundery rain.

"Low pressure will be in charge with winds really picking up on Sunday night into Monday possibly causing some issues for rush hour".

The Met Office is also warning of heavy rain, which may cause localised flooding and widespread disruption on roads, railways and airports.

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Temperatures are also set to plummet today with highs of 17C dashing any hopes of an Indian Summer.

"This warning has been expanded in area and with the likelihood of "medium" impacts increased".

"It will bring strong and blustery southwest to west winds to southern parts of the country during the afternoon and evening, strongest in coastal areas".

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