area warned by Met Office to expect 80mph gales later today
residents have been warned to expect strong winds gusting up to
80mph later today (Tuesday).
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning as west to southwesterly
gales and locally severe gales are due to sweep eastwards during
the early evening.
strongest winds are likely between 5pm-9pm as Storm Barney passes,
"Gusts could reach 60-70mph inland and possibly 80mph along
exposed coasts, particularly Wales and through the Bristol Channel,"
added a spokesman for the Met Office.
"Gusts of this strength could bring down trees and
lead to some damage to weakened structures."
He added: "A deepening area of low pressure is likely to
track east across southern Ireland and then central parts of the
UK during Tuesday afternoon and evening, with a swathe of very
strong winds potentially developing on the southern flank of the
low," added the spokesman.
"At this stage, the worst of the winds are expected to reach
West Wales mid to late afternoon, sweeping rapidly eastwards during
the evening. There remains uncertainty in this evolution and particularly
the location of the strongest winds."
Walkers are being advised not to put themselves at risk, keeping
away from exposed areas during the strongest winds.
Pictured: Storm waves in Burnham earlier this year. Seafront
walkers are being urged not to put themselves at risk during the