Met Office Surrey weather warning predicts winds up to 55mph and travel disruption

A wind weather warning from the Met Office covers much of England and all of Northern Ireland -Credit:Met Office
A wind weather warning from the Met Office covers much of England and all of Northern Ireland -Credit:Met Office

A 15-hour yellow weather warning has been issued due to a “swath of strong winds” of up to 55mph hitting much of England and all of Northern Ireland (April 15). This is as the Met Office has urged drivers in Surrey and those travelling on trains, buses, and due to board flights of possible disruption.

The warning was issued shortly before 6.30am on Monday and will be in place until 10pm. Forecasters say delays to journeys are likely and have urged people to plan ahead and check timetables for updates.

The bad weather may also lead to short power cuts and a loss of other services. Winds of between 40 and 45mph are widely expected inland while isolated gusts of up to 55mph will follow close to heavier showers and on exposed coasts.

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The Met Office forecast: “A depression will move east just to the north of Scotland through Monday and will bring a swath of strong winds to Northern Ireland, Wales and much of England. Gusts of between 40 and 45 mph are expected widely inland with isolated gusts as high as 50 to 55 mph on exposed coasts and near to heavier showers.”

It added: “This is likely to lead to some disruption and longer journey times. Winds will slowly ease through the evening and first part of Monday night.”

People have been advised to check road conditions before they travel and told they should also check bus and train timetables if they plan to use public transport. Short power cuts and a loss of other services could follow the bad weather with recommendations for people to prepare with torches, batteries, and power packs for their phones.

The wind warning covers all of Northern Ireland and the majority of England with areas from Carlisle to Middlesbrough and further north the only places not included. It means all of London and the Southeast will experience adverse conditions.

Forecast for the South East


A band of heavy and blustery showers will move southeast across the region this morning, clearing to an afternoon of bright spells and scattered showers. Showers may be heavy at times with a chance of thunder before easing later. Cooler. Maximum temperature 12 °C. Tonight, showers will ease during the evening with drier conditions gradually spreading across the region from the northwest. Showers may continue to affect far southeastern parts throughout. Remaining breezy. Minimum temperature 6 °C.


Cool and cloudy start with any early showers in the far southeast soon clearing. Brightening up from the west to sunny spells and a few showers. Temperatures below average. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining changeable Wednesday with scattered showers. Largely cloudy and dry Thursday. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle overnight and Friday morning, then brighter. Temperatures turning a little milder Thursday.

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