UK weather – Met Office issues wind warning for 75mph gales amid blustering showers & five flood alerts | The Sun

BRITS are bracing for 75mph gales as the Met Office issued an urgent wind warning today.

A yellow warning for "strong winds" across Scotland and the North East of England is in place from 6am to 6pm on Friday.

The forecaster has warned of a chance of injuries and danger to life amid the gales.

A Met Office forecaster said: "A deep area of low pressure is expected to impact much of northern Britain through Friday.

"Winds will increase from west to east, with gusts of 55-65 mph likely, and locally as high as 70-75 mph for exposed coasts and hills.

"Winds will gradually through Friday afternoon and evening."

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Brits were today warned to expect "blustery showers" across the North West of the country today – before rain and drizzle develops overnight.

It comes as five flood alerts were issued across swathes of Hampshire as well as East and West Sussex, where groundwater floods have been prolonged.

With a relatively dry February forecasted, many of those warnings are likely to wane as the days and weeks progress.

Patches of fog and rain were seen this morning – which are set to clear in the afternoon.

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This will clear the way for "bright and mild" conditions until later.

More of the same is expected on Thursday, with outbreaks of rain and wind from the west.

Met Office Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: "Winds will start relatively light but later in the day those winds strengthen.

"This is especially the case across Northern parts of the UK, and most especially the Pennines and just to the East of the Pennines and the south-east of Scotland."

A breezy but mild day with temperatures between 8C and 12C.

No sign of those strong winds tempering as we head into the weekend.

The Met Office project it will be "very windy in the north with some rain, heavy at times."

Southern England will experience their share of rain too, albeit infrequently.

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