Weather warning for Eastwood and Kimberley as area braces for 70mph gales

The Met Office has launched a weather warning for wind that could see the local area hit by gusts of up to 70mph.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 3:59 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:02 pm
Expect strong winds and heavy, blustery showers.

The ‘yellow’ level warning is valid from 9pm on Wednesday, March 10, and will remain in place until 3pm the following day.

The Met Office says we can expect strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers that may bring some disruption to Eastwood, Kimberley and surrounding areas, and across the East Midlands.

It means that delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are ‘likely’ and that power cuts along with delays to road, rail and air travel are possible.

Some bus and train services may also be affected, with journeys taking longer.

The Met Office added that Wednesday through to Friday will be ‘very unsettled’ with heavy blustery showers, wintry over the hills, and longer spells of rain.

There will be ‘strong to gale’ strength winds with severe gales possible over hills.