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Severe Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

A swathe of gale force north to northwesterly winds, accompanied by bands of rain and snow, will move south across much of central and southern Britain today Wind gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in places, especially near coasts, with 60-70 mph gusts possible near eastern coasts. In any one area, the strongest winds will last for only a few hours, clearing last from southeastern areas of England.

Additionally, some of the snow will settle this morning, especially on higher ground, but also temporarily at low levels, with a couple of cm in places. Ice will be an additional hazard.

Please be aware of the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions and possible travel disruption due to any of these factors.