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Strong winds to batter London as Met Office issues yellow warning ahead of Storm Barra

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in London as Storm Barra is set to batter the UK.

The warning begins at 9am on Tuesday and lasts until 11.59pm on Tuesday night.

It covers the vast majority of the UK, including London, with Scotland also having been issued with a snow warning.

Gusts of 45 to 50mph are expected across the UK with even stronger winds in coastal areas, the Met Office has warned.

The Met Office said there is potential for travel disruption in some places, and said to expect delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

Some short term loss of power and other services is also possible.

What to expect during Storm Barra in London in full:

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

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

Hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday – including wind speed:

8am – Cloudy – 13mph

9am – Cloudy – 16mph

10am – Cloudy – 22mph

11am – Cloudy – 24mph

12pm – Cloudy – 27mph

1pm – Cloudy – 31mph

2pm – Heavy rain – 35mph

3pm – Heavy rain – 38mph

4pm – Heavy rain – 39mph

5pm – Heavy rain – 35mph

6pm – Heavy rain – 24mph

7pm – Light rain – 25mph

8pm – Partly cloudy – 25mph

9pm – Cloudy – 25mph

10pm – Light rain – 26mph

Forecast in full:

Monday night: Largely dry and clear for many into the evening and overnight, with isolated showers dying away and temperatures falling to give a widespread frost. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Tuesday: A dry, frosty start Tuesday but turning very windy through the afternoon, with rain spreading to all parts. Becoming drier during the evening as rain clears but staying windy. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Winds remaining strong into Wednesday but likely easing by Thursday. Conditions remaining unsettled with further showers or more prolonged rain at times but some bright spells.

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