to be hit by strong winds from ex-hurricane Ophelia
is set to see strong winds today (Monday, October 16th) as the tail
end of former Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in from the Atlantic.
Met Office has issued a yellow warning between 12.00 mid-day and
11.55pm for high winds, although Burnham is on the edge of the warning
Met Ofice's Chief Forecaster says: "Very strong winds are forecast
to affect western parts of the UK during Monday."
winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph with the potential
for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas."
strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track
of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles. Heavy
rain is also possible in association with this system."
spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with
ex-Ophelia," adds a Met Office spokesman. "Road, rail,
air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times
and cancellations possible. Power cuts may occur, with the potential
to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage."
damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen,
perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris."
routes, seafronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray
and/or large waves."