Met Office issues weather warning for England and Wales

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The Met Office has warned that heavy showers and winds reaching up to 70mph are set to hit England and Wales later this week.

The two nations are covered by a yellow weather warning for wind from 9pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday.

The warning reads: “Strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers may bring some disruption to England and Wales.”

Gusts of 50-55 mph are expected, which could rise to 60-70mph on coasts and hills.

The Met Office said there would probably be “delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges” as well as “delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.”

It added that “some short-term loss of power and other services” is possible, while some bus and train services could be affected, with some journeys taking longer.

In a tweet it explained: “The jet stream will push across the UK turning things unsettled.

“A series of low pressure systems will bring wet and windy weather from midweek.”



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