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09 Jan 2020 | 07:29 AM UTC

UK: Inclement weather to disrupt transportation in northern England and Wales January 11

Strong wind and heavy rains expected to affect transportation in northern England and Wales January 11; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

The Met Office issued weather warnings on Thursday, January 9, due to inclement weather in the forecast for northern England and Wales. Yellow warnings for rain will be in effect on Saturday, January 11, from 04:00 to 21:00 (local time); yellow warnings for wind will also be in effect on Saturday, from 03:00 to 18:00 with wind gusts of 113 kph (70 mph) expected. Downpours are possible in the affected areas and could lead to significant disruptions on all forms of transportation.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.