Bath is braced for strong winds this evening and into tomorrow morning, as Storm Aileen moves across the country bringing gusts of up to 75mph in some places.
Gales are expected to arrive this evening (Tuesday), and move steadily eastward overnight. Heavy rain is also likely, with hazardous driving conditions possible.
The Met Office expanded their earlier yellow weather warning into more of the South West, including the Bath area, this morning.
Gusts of around 49mph are expected in Bath, with heavy rain forecast from around 7pm this evening.
The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west around midnight and move quickly eastwards, with the worst of the winds likely to affect any one place for 1-2 hours.
“Gusts of 70-75 mph are most likely over hills and western coasts, but even further east gusts of 60-70 mph are possible.”
Highways England has issued a Severe Weather Alert for users of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes who are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of these vehicles being blown over.
Storm Aileen, officially named today, will bring severe gales and heavy rain to central parts of the UK this evening into tomorrow morning http://bit.ly/2wUBhFX Here's Alex Deakin with the latest update.
Posted by Met Office on Tuesday, 12 September 2017