Exact time swathes of UK to be battered by strong winds after warning

UK weather: Met Office forecasts further wind and rain

The Met Office has issed a yellow weather warning as wind is set to batter parts of the UK on Saturday.

Travel delays, temporary power outages, large waves hitting coastal areas and tree damage are expected from 9am, according to the forecaster.

A thunderstorm warning has also been issued covering Scotland and northern England.

The wind warning, which is in place all day, covers southern England, East Anglia, parts of the Midlands and mid-south Wales.

There have also been two yellow weather warnings in place overnight in Scotland with disruption from rain in parts of the Highlands and central to southern areas.

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BBC weather forecaster Louise Lear said the “unseasonably windy” conditions, with gusts of 50-55mph along the south coast, is due to low pressure over the UK.

She said: “There’ll be plenty of sharp showers, some of them heavy, some of them quite thundery as well and temperatures a little bit subdued for July.

“There will be some brighter, quieter interludes but those temperatures are really struggling, 16-20C at the very best.”

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The forecasts for strong winds have seen events across the country cancelled or postponed on Saturday. Tennis fans without the shelter of a roof at Wimbledon are braced for thundery showers at 1pm on Ladies Singles final day.

The Met Office says Sunday is expected to be less windy, but rain and showers will continue for the north of the UK with a risk of thunder, while further south will see a mix of sunny spells and showers.

There will be a mix of sunny spells and showers – some of which could be heavy with a risk of thunder – for most parts at the start of the week.

The unsettled theme looks set to continue through next week, although with more by way of dry weather.

According to Meteogroup UK, Monday will begin with bright spells for eastern areas through the morning.

Showers will develop across western areas through the afternoon, bringing some heavy bursts of rain.

Tuesday will be dry and cloudy across the south with a band of steady rain drifting through northern England and Wales.

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