Weather warning: Severe gales expected across Dorset

Weather warning: Severe gales expected across Dorset

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 10:58am 6th December 2019. (Updated at 11:01am 6th December 2019)

Severe gales are expected across Dorset this weekend and may cause some disruption.

A Yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for strong wind from Sunday to Monday - with gusts of up to 70mph.

A spokesperson said:

"A deep area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK from the west on Sunday and Monday bringing very strong winds to parts of the west. 

"Winds are expected to gust to 50-60mph inland, and perhaps 70mph around some coasts. 

"Large coastal waves are also expected."

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some damage to temporary structures is possible.