Wed 12th Feb 2014 – 7:00 a.m. – Stormy weather to come

The temperature in Tideswell is currently +1 deg. There’s been a dusting of fresh snow overnight and it’s snowing very slightly at the moment but the snow shouldn’t be a problem this morning.

The weather headline today will be the wind. This afternoon we’ll see the strongest winds of the winter so far. Gusts to 70 mph are likely and even higher than that in exposed places. This is plenty strong enough to bring trees down and to cause some structural damage. We can expect some transport disruption during the afternoon and evening and there’s potential for power outages. Some heavy rain for a time as well.

Tonight we’ll be back to snow and hail showers, still with strong winds.